The Collectors Club presents an exhibition of paintings and graphics by artists from the Russian diaspora of the early twentieth century "See you in Paris", in which it will show for the first time many works from the collections of members of the art club. The exhibition will be held from 3 to 28 February 2021 at the Artefact gallery center.
The exposition will include about 40 paintings created by world famous Russian artists who lived and worked in Europe after 1917. Among the authors of the works: Konstantin Korovin, Zinaida Serebryakova, Konstantin Somov, Ivan Pokhitonov, Alexander Benois, Konstantin Gorbatov, Alexander Yakovlev, Sergei Vinogradov, Arnold Lakhovsky and other artists who left Russia.
Perhaps the most famous Russian émigré and singer in Paris was Konstantin Korovin (1861–1939). Four of his works are on display at the exhibition. The artist has captured the views of the French capital many times, in different states, but his night views are especially famous (the exhibition presents "Night Boulevard in Paris" 1927, "Paris. Night Cafe", 1929). Zinaida Serebryakova (1884-1967) has her own Parisian history. She moved to France in 1924. And in the late 1920s, in neighboring Brussels, during an exhibition, she met the patron of the arts, Baron J.-A. de Brouwer, who later sponsored many of the artist's projects and travels. In 1931. the baron ordered Serebryakova portraits of his entire family. The exhibition features a pastel portrait of the Baron's daughter, Marianne Brouwer. A significant part of the creative life of Konstantin Somov (1869-1930) is associated with Paris. Organizer of the society and the magazine "World of Art", he was very popular in pre-revolutionary Russia and Europe, participated in many group and personal exhibitions. From 1925 he lived in France. The painting "Le succube" (1923), presented at the exhibition, plays on the usual for the artist an erotic plot with a nocturnal phenomenon of a young woman-demon, comes from the collection of B. Kustodiev. He and Somov exchanged works on a similar topic. The most interesting stories of the creation of the paintings presented at the exhibition can be read in the catalog published for the project. With the “See you in Paris” project, the Collector Club begins an active exhibition and educational activity, designed for a wide range of spectators. "Collector Club" has been represented on the professional art market since 1998. Takes part in leading antiquarian events in Moscow and continuously conducts research and art history. Professionally engaged in the search for new, genuine, unique and highly artistic works of painting and graphics of the XIX - XX centuries, their attribution, cataloging, exposition and introduction into art history. *** Daily from 03 to 28 February 2021 from 12:00 to 20:00. Address: Moscow, st. Prechistenka 30/2, gallery center "Artefact". Free admission. Age limit for visiting the exhibition: 18+