ARABESCI. EAST-WEST automatic translate
с 18 Февраля
по 28 Апреля
Галерея искусства стран Европы и Америки XIX–XX веков
ул. Волхонка, 14
Curator: Suriya Sadekova, head of the department of educational and exhibition projects.
The upcoming exhibition, which is being prepared by the curators of the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts together with the Mardzhani Foundation, will unfold in seven halls of the first floor of the Art Gallery of Europe and America of the 19th – 20th centuries. Each of the halls will be a separate story about the interactions of Eastern and Western cultures, about the influence of the art of Islam on the evolution of artists from different countries. The audience will see how this interest in the East was born and how artists transferred from direct borrowing to new interpretations, and the next generation surpassed their “teachers”, developing the principles of abstract art laid down in Eastern culture in a new way. Islamic art has changed the minds of European artists of a new generation, whose eye was raised on the canons of beauty of Greco-Roman antiquity. “Simplicity is almost barbaric. The difficulty is almost dizzying. The sophistication of the most sophisticated, sensual people. The seriousness, severity, sometimes the severity of the pattern, as in the ancient icons. And the soft, flexible, sometimes sly beauty of the line, ”wrote Wassily Kandinsky. Other color combinations and principles of working with color, the compositional construction of space and perspectives in the visual arts of the East and the most important thing - the abstract perception of reality - sets them new artistic tasks. Each of the representatives of European and Russian art will decide them individually, opening up new horizons in the decorativeness of oriental art.
The exhibition will feature masterpieces of modernism by Matisse, Redon, Picasso from the collection of the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, as well as sheets from the manuscript of Assar Tabrizi “Mehr va Mushtari” and samples of Persian fabrics of the XVI century, and monochrome miniatures of the XVII – XIX centuries, earthenware bowls, jugs and plates, created in Persia in the XII – XIII centuries. One of the halls will be devoted to the fascinating world of Georgian painting and its origins, which should be sought in Iranian art during the reign of the Qajar dynasty. With the help of pictorial works of Iranian artists of the XVII – XIX centuries, works of decorative and applied art of Persia and paintings of the classics of Georgian painting, we will tell the story of uneasy, but creatively filled relations of Iran and Georgia. “Persia to the cinema” is the name of the hall, which will be created with the help of one of the largest Russian film historians, Naum Kleiman, where never before exhibited drawings by Sergei Eisenstein from the Russian State Archive of Literature and Art will be displayed. In the final hall, the viewer learns the influence of Islamic art on the artistic thought of the beginning of the 20th century, as artists went from direct interpretation of Persian art to understanding it and creating their original works based on reflections on the origins of a particular pictorial tradition of Islamic culture.