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Exhibition May 13 − June 14, 2021

Lev Yudin: "say - your own ..."

The State Russian Museum in the halls of the Mikhailovsky Castle is holding an exhibition "Lev Yudin:" say - your own ... "".

The extensive exposition of more than 200 works reflects all periods of the master's development. These are cubist and suprematist experiments associated with Vitebsk Unovis and Leningrad Ginkhuk, “strange” graphics of the late 1920s and grotesque everyday life of the early 1930s, plastic realism (with surrealist “amendments”) of pictorial still lifes and landscapes of the second half of the thirties, combining skill “Build” with the desire to “experience”. Finally, this is a free, liberated drawing of the pre-war years, conveying the continuity of life and its natural course. The exhibition features illustrations for children's books and magazines, carving prints, linocut prints, perfume sketches, unique photographs of paper sculptures and archival materials. The exposition includes works from state (Russian Museum, Tretyakov Gallery, State Museum "Tsarskoye Selo Collection") and private collections.

Lev Yudin (1903-1941) is known today largely due to his belonging to Malevich's circle. Indeed, the meeting with the Teacher had a "formative" effect on his destiny. However, Yudin also earned his own place in history: he grew into an independent, deep and versatile master who managed to “say his own” in art. This "own" could become even more pronounced. However, some of the promising creative routes outlined by Lev Yudin (for example, the path close to the Oberiuts, or the movement towards surrealism), due to the conditions dictated by the time, broke off at the very beginning. The artist's life turned out to be short (the artist died defending the approaches to Leningrad), and many of his works were lost.

Based on the official website The State Russian Museum.