Ilya Repin exhibition at The Russian museum
Updated: Feb 4, 2020
Open till March 9, 2020
One of the most out standing Russian artists of 19th-beginning of 20th centuries, Ilya Repin, director of Russian Academy of Art, was also onу of the most fruitful - he gave the world hundreds of paintings and demonstrated his talent in active creative work. History, religion, social innequality, human beauty and glory of nature - all of the subjects were covered in his art works. His style was realism so he was well understood by anyone. Even in his older years when he did not havу much control over his hands he would had still continued working and painting.
The year 2019 marks the 175th anniversary of the birth of Ilya Repin, the largest painter of the second half of the XIX century, whose name is associated with the establishment and flourishing of realism in the national fine arts. The large-scale exhibition includes works from the Russian Museum, the State Tretyakov Gallery, the Ateneum Art Museum (Finland), the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, the Repin Museum-Estate “Penaty”, the Abramtsevo Museum-Reserve and other museum and private collections. The exhibition features more than 250 paintings and graphic works: recognized masterpieces by the master and his little-known works, as well as memorial items related to the life and work of the artist. The viewers will have a unique opportunity to see the most famous paintings, such as “Barge Haulers on the Volga”, “Sadko”, “Tsarevna Sofia Alekseevna...”, “The Procession of the Cross in the Kursk Province”, “Unexpected Visitors”, “Reply of the Zaporozhian Cossacks” and others, to enjoy an extensive gallery of brilliant portraits by Repin (“Portrait of M.P.Mussorgsky”, “Portrait of V.V.Stasov”, “Portrait of L.N.Tolstoy”, etc.) and masterful studies of barge haulers, Zaporozhye cossacks, and Parisian women.