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Exhibition September 30, 2021 − February 6

Alexei Venetsianov. Space, Light and Silence

State Tretyakov Gallery presents exhibition "Alexei Venetsianov. Space, Light and Silence"dedicated to one of the most luminous and harmonious masters of Romanticism, Aleksey Gavrilovich VENETSIANOV (1780-1847).

The exhibition includes more than 80 works and graphics from the State Tretyakov Gallery, the State Russian Museum, the Tver Art Gallery, the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, the State Historical Museum and other museums of Russia. Obsessed with the idea of nurturing young talent from the people, Venetsianov created his own school, which became a bright phenomenon in the cultural life of Russia. That is why along with the works of the master a number of works by his pupils - Alexei Tyranov, Nikifor Krylov, Alexander Alexeev, Fyodor Slavyansky, Grigory Soroka and others - are on display.

Creativity of Venetsianov and "Venetsianovites" is well-known and well-liked. However the perspective of perception, defined by the categories of "space", "light" and "silence", reveals and accentuates the important meanings and artistic qualities of the presented works. Central place in the exhibition belongs to the paintings related to the poetic interpretation of the spring-summer field work and the theme of motherhood. They model the sublime world of peasant work, the world of existence rather than everyday life, in harmony with the folk song tradition, in which the mother earth and womanhood were organically related to the image of the Virgin Mary, forming a magical triad.

Prepared according to the materials of the official website State Tretyakov Gallery.