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Exhibition December 23, 2020 − April 11

Happiness forever! Painting by Alfrid Shaimardanov

The Yekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts and the Museum of Naive Art are holding an exhibition "Happiness forever! Painting of Alfrid Shaimardanov ".

For the first time, viewers are presented with such a large-scale exposition of paintings by a "living classic" of naive art. Shaimardanov's painting, indeed, leaves few people indifferent: a bright color palette, filigree technical skill, relaxed orientalism, charming characters and riddles-allegories in witty plots that require careful deciphering of the meaning of the work - amaze even a sophisticated viewer, forcing one to ask the question: such an artist naive? "

Of course, it is difficult to call the content of his work primitive, touching upon the eternal themes of mankind, involving layers of different cultures, as well as masterly juggling with historical events and fiction, real figures and fantasy, giving the work the character of an intellectual puzzle. Despite the fact that Shaimardanov independently comprehended the basics of painting, he cannot be blamed for the poverty of painting technique. In addition, lovers of naive art will find clever citing of world classics of naive art - Henri Rousseau, Niko Pirosmani and Ivan Generalich.

The world that creates Alfrid Shaimardanov - this is a place where fairy tale mixes with reality, and history with modernity, the world is captivating with its magnificence and wealth.

Based on site materials Ekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts.