The exhibition is associated with the holding of large-scale retrospective exhibitions by Repin in 2021-2022 at the Finnish National Gallery (Ateneum Art Museum) in Helsinki and Petit Palais in Paris, for which the Tretyakov Gallery provides a large number of paintings and graphic works by the master, including many works from the permanent exhibition ...
The exposition acquaints viewers with the works of "another, unknown" Repin, which belong to the late period of the artist's work. The exhibition brings together more than 30 paintings by the artist - paintings and graphic works from the Tretyakov Gallery funds, three female portraits and the evangelical composition "The Disbelief of Thomas" (1920-1922) from private Moscow collections, as well as a sketch "The Sonicide" (1909) - a late version of the painting " Ivan the Terrible and his son Ivan on November 16, 1581 ”(1885, State Tretyakov Gallery) from the Voronezh Regional Art Museum named after I.N. Kramskoy.
A special place at the exhibition will be occupied by the section devoted to the history of the masterpiece "Ivan the Terrible and his son Ivan on November 16, 1581", which has been under restoration since May 2018. In addition to pictorial sketches, a multimedia program will be presented, revealing the history of the creation and the modern process of painting restoration.