«There exist many painterly manners. However, it is not the manner that matters, but the ability to see beauty» (Alexei Savrasov, the painter)

All exhibitions:

Image of Homeland: exhibit of Russian landscape painting
1.02.2007 — 11.02.2007

1 to 11 February 2007, Image of Homeland, a major exhibit of Russian landscape painting, was staged at the Central House of Artists. The exhibition was open for ten days. Over 25 thousand people attended it, which made the art show a most important event in the cultural life of Moscow. Muscovites were impressed with the large scale of the project, the long queues at the Central House booking office providing an ample proof of the great interest in the Russian realistic art, which exists today.

The exposition included both masterpieces by the nineteenth–twentieth century masters from museum collections and excellent paintings by contemporary Russian artists. The idea was to present a complete picture of how realistic tradition in Russian painting has developed until now. The paintings for the exhibit were loans from the Artists’ Union, from Vologda regional picture gallery, from the Art Prima Gallery and from some private collections.

Those attending the opening ceremony were addressed by Alexander Ilyin, Counsellor of the Minister of Culture and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation, and by the organizers of the exhibit: Valentin Sidorov, Co-Chairman of Artists’ Union, Vladimir Voropanov, chief executive of Vologda regional picture gallery and Anastasia Tsyplakova, managing director of the Art Prima Gallery.

The 300 paintings of the exposition represented such Russian artists as Alexei Savrasov, Viktor Vasnetsov, Arkhip Kuindzhi, Stanislav Zhukovsky, Konstantin Yuon, Pyotr Konchalovsky, Vasily Baksheyev, Pyotr Petrovichev, Leonard Turzhansky, Fyodor Bogorodsky, Nikolai Krymov, Vitold Byalynitsky-Birulya, Sergei Gerasimov, Arkady Plastov, Nikolai Romadin, Viktor Tsyplakov, Vladimir Stozharov, Sergei and Alexei Tkachev, Efrem Zverkov, Valentin Sidorov, Viktor Ivanov, Yuri Kugach, Andrei Tutunov, Mikhail Abakumov, Nikolai Zaitsev, Georgy Leman, Valery Polotnov, Valery Strakhov, Alexei Sukhovetsky, Vladimir Telin, Vladimir Shcherbakov and many others.