"RUSSIAN VANGUARD FROM NORWAY. XAN AND JULIA KRON" 14/11/2018 automatic translate
с 13 Ноября
по 12 Декабря
Кутузовский проспект, дом 2/1
On November 13, an exhibition of paintings by Ksan Kron, a Norwegian avant-garde artist who lived and worked in Russia for twelve years, will open in the Mikhailov Gallery. The exhibition will be held with the information support of the Embassy of the Kingdom of Norway in Moscow.
Ksan (Christian Cornelius) Kron has established himself as an important figure in the Russian avant-garde movement of the early twentieth century. Its appearance in the 1900s coincided with the formation of Norse modernism, represented by artists such as Ludwig Carsten, Per Krogh, Axel Revold, Jean Heiberg, etc. However, the creative fate of Crohn was quite different. He was the only Norwegian artist of his generation who studied at the Imperial Academy of Arts in St. Petersburg, and the rise of his art fell on the period of his life in Russia.
In 1906, Kron, forced to leave the academy, went to Munich, where he appeared in the circles of the Russian artist Vasily Kandinsky, one of the founders of abstractionism and the founder of the Blue Rider group. Then there was the Parisian period and studies in several academies, in one of which he met an aristocratic Russian-Swedish background artist Julia de Holmberg, whom she later married. In Paris, Kron met with Aristarkh Lentulov, Maria Vasilyeva and Lyubov Popova, whose art had a great influence on the work of Kron. Thanks to them, bright colors and geometric shapes have become key elements in the works of the artist.
After graduation, Kron and his wife, Yulia, moved to Kiev, where they joined the progressive circle of artists, which included Alexander Exter, Alexander Bogomazov, and the Burliuks brothers. In 1909, after participating in the exhibition “World of Art”, the works of Krona were noted by such masters as Ivan Bilibin, Boris Kustodiyev and Nikolai Roerich.
In 1912, while still living in Kiev, the first Moscow exhibition of Krona with Vale of Diamonds was held - a progressive elite group founded by Mikhail Larionov and Natalia Goncharova, to which also belonged Aristarkh Lentulov, Petr Konchalovsky, Robert Falk, Ilya Mashkov.
In 1917, despite the revolutionary unrest on the streets of Moscow, on the 9th of November the last exhibition of the Jack of Diamonds was held at the Mikhailovsky Salon on Bolshaya Dmitrovka. Crown exhibited 4 works: Still Life, Sunflower, Boats on the Dnieper and Etudes. Besides him there were 16 more Russian artists, but the Jack of Diamonds was no longer the same. Many members left the company by that time.
Krona’s success in Russia was also due to his close relationship with Kazimir Malevich.
Ksan Kron painted two portraits of the collector Shchukin, which are kept in the Hermitage. The artist is represented in the National Gallery in Oslo, in the Art Museum in Bergen, as well as in many museums and galleries around the world and in private collections.
The Mikhailov Gallery will feature more than 50 works by Ksan and Yulia Kron, as well as two works by his son - Oleg Kron from the collection of Irina and Oleg Polovinkin (Norway), fully reflecting the avant-garde discoveries of the 20th century.
Entrance to the exhibition is free.