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с 25 Ноября
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Главное здание ГМИИ им. А.С. Пушкина
ул. Волхонка, 12
November 25, 2019 - February 9, 2020
Curator: Anna Poznanskaya, chief curator of the art department of European and American countries of the XIX – XX centuries.
The exhibition of Thomas Gainsborough (1727–1788) in the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts. A.S. Pushkin continues the cycle of expositions devoted to British art. In the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, exhibitions devoted to W. Turner (2008), W. Blake (2010), Pre-Raphaelites (2013), Aubrey Beardsley (2014) have already been shown. All of these exhibitions enjoyed the same success with the public.
Gainsborough exhibition will allow you to get acquainted with the works of one of the founders of the eighteenth century British school, the most prominent and unique representative of the era, which is called the “Golden Age of British Painting”.
Thomas Gainsborough is known as a brilliant portrait painter, a follower of the traditions of the great Van Dyck and the favorite artist of King George III and his family. Having carefully studied the traditions of Baroque and Rococo art, Gainsborough was well acquainted with the works of the great old masters - Peter Paul Rubens, Antoine Watteau and his school.
Gainsborough was also one of the first British painters to appreciate the inexhaustible possibilities of the landscape genre. His works, created over four decades, demonstrate the master’s passion for the work of Jacob Reisdal, 17th-century Dutch painting, and paintings by French landscape painter Claude Lorrain.
Having absorbed the artistic experience of his great predecessors, Gainsborough, who had never left the borders of his country, managed to form his own style, which formed the basis for the further development of the British school.
The creative heritage of Gainsborough is unique not only due to its artistic qualities, but also to the relatively small number of paintings preserved in European collections. An unprecedented exhibition in the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts will collect pictorial canvases created in different periods, the original graphics of the artist and exclusive archival materials. Among the unique exhibits from Britain are landscapes on glass, which are almost never given to foreign exhibitions.
An exhibition of this magnitude would have been impossible without the participation of the largest museum collections in the UK.
Their participation in the project was confirmed by the London National Gallery, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Tate Gallery, the National Portrait Gallery, the London Royal Academy of Arts, the National Gallery in Edinburgh, the House Museum of the Artist in Sudbury, the Art Museum in Bath and so on.
The work of Thomas Gainsborough is impossible to imagine outside the context of his teachers - the old European masters. The exhibition will feature works by Peter Paul Rubens, Anthony van Dyck, Jacob Ruysdael, Antoine Watteau from Russian and foreign collections.
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