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Exhibition March 30 − September 20

A game of life with a dream. Russian graphics of the late XIX - early XX century

The Yekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts is holding an exhibition called a line from the famous poem by Valery Bryusov "First Snow" - Dream life game.

The exposition contains the graphic works of the "world of art" of the first generation - Alexander Benois, Lev Bakst, Evgeny Lansere, Mstislav Dobuzhinsky, Anna Ostroumova-Lebedeva, as well as masters who in different years were part of the association or participated in its exhibitions - Nicholas Roerich, Zinaida Serebryakova, Viktor Vasnetsov, Mikhail Nesterov, Boris Kustodiev, Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin, Philip Malyavin, Viktor Zamirailo, Sergei Malyutin, Konstantin Bogaevsky and others. The chronological framework of the presented works is not limited to the turn of the century: some of them were created later - in the post-revolutionary period - and demonstrate the further creative path of the classics of the "Silver Age". In addition to the retrospective fantasies of the Silver Age artists, the exhibition also presents a variety of traditional genres that reflect the surrounding reality - graphic portraits, landscape sketches and sketches, still lifes.

The end of the 19th - the beginning of the 20th century was a time of brilliant flourishing of various areas of artistic creativity, when, in the words of Maximilian Voloshin, "the pressure gauge of culture reached the highest point of tension." The general picture of fine art was then unusually complex, contradictory and even motley. The focus of the exhibition naturally turned out to be, first of all, the art association "The World of Art", which at the turn of the century formed an alternative agenda in the artistic life of Russia: the exhibitions initiated by it broadcast new ideas and opposed the usual public displays organized by the Academy of Arts and Wanderers.

Based on site materials Ekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts.