This exposition is another link in the long-standing museum practice, which is based on a dialogue between Western and Russian art. The Pushkin Museum brought together famous works of the Wanderers and Impressionists from the largest Russian museum collections. Visitors to the exhibition can see the points of contact between works of art very different in artistic style.
The exhibition has about 80 exhibits. Among them works of the greatest masters of the XIX-XX centuries, paintings and graphic works of French and Russian artists from the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts. A.S. Pushkin, the work of the Wanderers from the collection The State Tretyakov Gallery, The State Russian Museumin St. Petersburg and other museums.
The idea of such an original exhibition was prompted by the work of the Russian art historian Nina Dmitrieva, whose centenary this exhibition and celebrates. Visitors can see the comparisons of paintings by Edward Manet and the paintings of Ilya Repin and Vladimir Makovsky, Alfred Sisley and Alexei Savrasov, Valentin Serov and Pablo Picasso, Nikolay Yaroshenko and Pierre Auguste Renoir, Mikhail Vrubel and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and many others.
In addition to the works of the Wanderers and Impressionists, famous works of the post-impressionists - Paul Cézanne, Vincent Van Gogh, Paul Gauguin - are also represented in the exhibition halls. These masters were contemporaries of the Impressionists, their "disciples".