MOSCOW, September 30 – Novosti. On November 18, the Tretyakov Gallery will open the exhibition “Igor Grabar. On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of his birth,” timed to coincide with the anniversary of one of the founders of Russian impressionism, according to the website of the institution.
Igor Grabar was the director of the Tretyakov Gallery, the head of the Commission for the Preservation and Disclosure of Monuments of Ancient Russian Painting, the director of the Moscow Institute of Fine Arts, the head of the All-Russian Academy of Arts in Leningrad and the Art Institute under it, the head of the Institute for the History of Art and the Protection of Monuments of Architecture under the Academy of Sciences of the USSR. He “made a great contribution to the development of the science of art in our country,” the museum says.
How the artist Grabar influenced the formation of impressionism in Russia.
“He created bright, spectacular, life-affirming canvases, based on the experience of European impressionism, post-impressionism, symbolism and modernity,” the gallery explains.
In his work, Grabar “went from impressionism to the decorative flatness and generalization of Cezanneism” and became a master of social realism, the Tretyakov Gallery specifies.
The exhibition will run until February 26, 2023.