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Exhibition February 1 − May 15, 2018
The Museum of Russian Impressionism hosts an exhibition "WIVES", whose visitors will be able to see more than 40 portraits of beloved great Russian masters of painting and sculpture. Among them are Ilya Repin, Mikhail Vrubel, Konstantin Korovin, Valentin Serov, Boris Kustodiyev, Igor Grabar, Pyotr Konchalovsky, Boris Grigoriev, Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin, Alexander Deineka, Robert Falk, Konstantin Yuon, Sergei Sudeykin, Yuri Pimenov and many others.

Through the prism of portraits of the wives of great artists, the exhibition shows the development of Russian art in the period from the end of XIX to the middle of the XX century. Social and political changes in society have always been very sensitive in art. It is these metamorphoses, on the example of a woman's portrait, that visitors of the exhibition will be able to see. Refined secular beauties in corsets, furs and silks, touching and captivating in their simplicity of the keeper of the hearth appear in portraits of the late XIX century. They are replaced by resolute revolutionaries, women with direct views, building a new world on a par with men.

Behind each of the presented masterpieces is a love story that you can tell endlessly. Visitors are waiting for a meeting with many female images, so different, and at the same time elusively similar. Beloved, muse, guardian of the hearth, faithful friends and companions-all of them had a considerable influence on the work of their talented husbands.

To allow visitors to fully appreciate all the beauty of painting and immerse themselves in the subjects of the paintings, the organizers of the exhibition supplemented the paintings with pure flavors. How does the sea smell, storm, garden after rain or wild flowers? All this awaits those who wish to touch the art in the halls of the exposition.

Based on the materials of the official site The Museum of Russian Impressionism.