Portrait of Suzanne Bloch
Portrait of Susanna Bloch - painting by Spanish artist Pablo Picasso in Paris in 1904 by the end of his blue period. The subject, Suzanne Bloch, was a singer known…

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The most famous and popular painting styles
The modern Baroque is characterized by an abundance of ornaments and complexity of lines. Cubism is an avant-garde art movement that originated in the 20th century. thanks to Pablo Picasso,…

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Pissing pug, Lucifer and other ambiguous sculptures that caused a lot of controversy
Any art form is controversial, and statues are no exception. Considering that they are made, as a rule, in honor of famous people, objects or events, all people simply cannot…

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Socialist realism
Social realism as a way of perceiving reality and labor in an embellished form appeared in the USSR in the 1930s and was intended to replace the "bourgeois" art, which…

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About movement World of art of the beginning of XX century

The artistic association “World of Art”, formed at the beginning of the 20th century in Russia and partly emigrating after the Revolution, united such artists as artists L.S. Bakst, A.N. Benois, Somov K.A., Dobuzhinsky M.V., Roerich N.K., V.M. I am. Vasnetsov, V.D. Polenov, V.A. Serov, M.V. Nesterov, I.I. Levitan, I.A. Korovin, poets A. White, D. Merezhkovsky and Z. Gippius, Yu. F. Sologub, V. Bryusov, K. D. Balmont, choreographer S. P. Dyagilev and many others. The joint publication of the World of Art magazine attached particular importance to this trend of creative personalities, and the enthusiasm for the modern style – a bright art-dominant.
Being collected under the auspices of the World of Art magazine in 1903, the followers of the famous ballet producer Dyagilev, the author of the “Russian ballet seasons in Paris”, first expressed themselves through theatrical costumes and stage decorations. So Bakst and Benois, for example, became famous.
A charming performance of The Snow Maiden by V. Vasnetsov was built there, Polenov, Golovin, Korovin, Vrubel worked there, Levitan, Serov, Yakunchikova and many, many others “grew up” and “were brought up” there.
As frequent visitors to the salons and creative circles, the “compatriots” gathered under the auspices of Savva Mamontov at his dacha in Abramtsevo, worked there, as evidenced by, for example, the project and the building of the Yaroslavl station in Moscow (the railway to Yaroslavl, Kostroma and Arkhangelsk was built by father Savva Mamontov however, the patron himself was ruined then, it came to bankruptcy, but the building of the station in the Art Nouveau style has survived to the present day). In the 1870-90s, I. E. Repin, V. M. and A. M. Vasnetsov, V. A. Serov, I. S. Ostroukhov, E. D. Polenova, K. A joined the Mamontovs’ circle of friends. Korovin, M. V. Nesterov, M. A. Vrubel, A. A. Kiselev and other artists. Since the late 1870s. members of the circle lived and worked in Abramtsevo for a long time. The procession in the Kursk province (1880–1883) and “We did not wait” (1884–1888) Repin, “Alyonushka” (1881) and “The Bogatyri” (1881–1898) Vasnetsov, “Girl with peaches “(1887) Serova,” Vision to the youth Bartholomew “(1889–1890) Nesterov and other masterpieces of Russian painting.
Along with this prominent philanthropist of writers and poets, the bibliophile was sponsored by merchant Ivan Dmitrevich Sytin. Along with the artistic and literary group “World of Art”, the movement “The Jack of Diamonds” appeared, which has been the successor of the ideas of the “World of Art” in Moscow since 1910. For artists “Jack of Diamonds” was characterized by the denial of realism in art and adherence to post-impressionism, cubism and Fauvism.
Carrying along such artists as M.A. Vrubel, F.O. Shekhtel, the “world students” created a special world, which was sold as the Russian region of the French style “Art Nouveau” or “Art Deco” called “Modern”. In our Antikzon gallery, many objects have something in common with Oriental motifs, absorbed in Art Nouveau art from China, Korea and Japan. And a part, say a silver spoon with a monogram of I. Khlebnikov, applies to it directly. These oriental motifs, say, cedar and coniferous ornaments, or lilies and curved windows, marsh plants and the “underwater kingdom” in architecture and ornaments of interior objects (the house with chimeras of Vladislav Gorodetsky in Kiev – see the photo) became the “trademark” of the Russian Moderna.
Our Gallery of Contemporary Art continues a series of articles on the history of Russian and Soviet art.
We invite everyone to visit our Master Classes and Lectorium on the history of painting, graphics, sculpture, history of fine art, which will be held in Moscow in the very near future. We recommend signing up in advance and identifying those topics of lectures that would be of interest to you. Come, it will be interesting.

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“The genius of pure beauty” - said Vasily Zhukovsky about the “Sistine Madonna”. Later, Pushkin borrowed this image and dedicated it to an earthly woman, Anne Kern. Rafael also wrote…

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Avant-garde and socialist realism
Avant-gardism, developed in the literature by Vladimir Mayakovsky and Velimir Khlebnikov, since the 1910s has also spread powerfully in Russian painting. Back in the 1910s avant-gardism in Russia was fond…

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