A quick jaunt “across the pond” took me to Moscow for my first trip to this surprisingly beautiful and friendly city. After visiting my initial allocation of churches and mandatory sights, I took myself to the New Tretyakov Gallery. Located in a low, modern block building, sans charm except for the restful sculpture garden that is adjacent. I went there to see the exhibit of Russian art of the 20th Century. A tremendous, rambling exhibit filled about 20 rooms in the gallery. Since most of the art and many of the artists were new to me, it was a slow go that left me overwhelmed, even with the audio guide. The unexpected gem, however, was the exhibit on Konstantinos Korovin.
Jubilee exhibition of Korovin at Tretyakov Gallery
Moscow’s Tretyakov Gallery has paid tribute to outstanding Russian painter Konstantin Korovin by launching a jubilee exhibition on the 150th anniversary of his birth.
Moscow’s Tretyakov Gallery has paid tribute to outstanding Russian painter Konstantin Korovin by launching a jubilee exhibition on the 150th anniversary of his birth.On display are some 240 works from more than 20 museums in Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus and also from private collections, including sketches of theater sets and costumes to the ballets Don Quixote and The Nutcracker and operas Demon and Khovanshchina.
Source: Voice of Russia.
His work, largely influenced by the Impressionists, was a wash of beauty, excitement and personality. He could imbue a portrait with the subject’s personality as effectively as he could invite you into the spirit of a place. Particularly stunning we’re his portraits of women in interior settings. He is certainly a new high on my list of favorites.