Legendary works of Russian artists entered the collection of the Art Russe Foundation automatic translate
The Art Russe Foundation completed the acquisition of seven canvases of famous Russian artists of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, formerly in the private collection of one of the aristocratic families of Europe.
Among the acquired paintings are significant works by legendary Russian painters. Art Russe collection of paintings was replenished with author’s variants of Viktor Vasnetsov’s paintings «Alenushka» (1881), «Bogatyri» (1881-1898) and «Carpet-plane» (1880); «The Swan Princess» by Mikhail Vrubel (1900), «Sadko in the Underwater Kingdom» by Ilya Repin (1879). Among the works purchased are also the watercolor sketch by Valentin Serov «The Abduction of Europe» (1910) and «The Ballet Lane. Snowflakes « Zinaida Serebryakova (1923).
Founder of the Art Russe Foundation Andrey Filatov: «The agreement on the acquisition of these works is an important moment in the formation of our collection. Many of these canvases not only represent brilliant examples of artistic craftsmanship typical of Russian artists, but are an important part of Russian culture - they are instantly recognized by almost every Russian. I am sure that these works will strengthen the exhibition in Bewly and will invariably arouse great interest among the visitors of the gallery of Russian art. «
Along with 11 canvases of Russian artists acquired by the Foundation from the collection of one of the European monarchies, the new works will occupy a significant place in the collection of Art Russe, representing the key artistic trends of Russian art of the late XIX - early XX centuries. As previously reported, earlier, in December 2015, the Fund closed the transaction for the purchase of works of Russian art, including «The Procession in the Kursk Gubernia» (1883), «Village Dance» (1891) and «Demonstration October 17, 1905» (1906) Ilya Repin, «Portrait of Cousin Alexandra» (1889) Valentina Serova, «Our Lady» (1912) and «Youth» (1913) Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin, «We continue to catch» (1922), «And we work» (1922), «And we will see» (1922) and «Santa Sofia» by Nicholas Roerich, «The Whirlwind» (1906) by Philip Malyavin.
About the ART RUSSE FUND
The Art Russe Foundation, headed by an entrepreneur and philanthropist Andrei Filatov, was established in 2012. The purpose of the fund is to build a deeper understanding of Soviet and Russian art in the world audience and its contribution to world culture. The fund specializes in collecting samples of Russian art created in 1917-1991. and related to the artistic style of socialist realism, and the implementation of educational projects to support and popularize Russian art at the international level. The task of the fund is to increase the popularity of works of this genre through exhibitions, the provision of works to museums and galleries of various countries and the publication of books and catalogs devoted to the most iconic artists and their works.
For his contribution to international cooperation in the field of culture and efforts to preserve the historical heritage, the founder of the Art Russe Foundation, Andrei Filatov, was awarded the UNESCO Prize and the Chevalier of the Order of the Honorary Legion (France).
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