Magical realism. Works of Zurab Tsereteli

Exhibition November 15 − December 22, 2019
Yaroslavl Museum of Modern Art “House of Muses” and the Russian Academy of Arts present an exhibition of works by the national artist of the USSR and the Russian Federation, President of the Russian Academy of Arts, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Zurab Konstantinovich Tsereteli"Magical Realism".

The exposition contains 75 works by the artist, made in the technique of volume enamel, as well as graphic sheets and sculpture.

The exhibition is dedicated to the 85th anniversary of the author. The art of Zurab Tsereteli is characterized by a pictorial and energetic environment characteristic of the so-called "magic realism." The past contrasts with the present, the most insignificant details gain importance, the return of almost sacred value to the simplest objects takes place. The visual ellipsis of the work allows the viewer to determine for himself what was more truthful and relevant to the structure of the world - fantastic or everyday. In the works of Zurab Tsereteli, an unexpected connection often occurs, and sometimes interconversion of different objects, human figures, animals, fish, birds and architectural structures, which forms a bright plastic image of the canvas as a whole. Each piece of Tsereteli has many dimensions and spatial breakthroughs that overcome the boundaries of the sheet, and at the same time remain in harmony with these boundaries.

Based on site materialsMuseum of Modern Art "House of Muses".