Immersive exhibition “Russian fairy tale. From Vasnetsov to this day "will open in the State Tretyakov Gallery on February 22. She will combine classical and contemporary art.
Victor Vasnetsov. Princess Frog. 1901-1918. State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
Victor Vasnetsov. Three princesses of the underworld. 1879. State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
The exposition is a journey between the worlds of classical and modern art, cinema and Russian folklore. The collection includes works by Ivan Bilibin, Viktor Vasnetsov, Elena Polenova, Mikhail Vrubel, Natalia Goncharova, Vladislav Mamyshev-Monroe, the Blue Soup group and many other artists who turned to fantastic worlds, characters, plots, portrayed heroes of Russian fairy tales, epics and a mythological story.
As the Director General of the Tretyakov Gallery noted, the project promises to be “one of the most interesting and unexpected in 2020”: “This is a serious experiment for us when classical art is in a very difficult space with contemporary art.”
Zelfira Tregulova, stressed that the exhibition will be interesting to both adults and children. Visitors will be offered several levels of perception of the Russian fairy tale. The first way is through painting to the most recognizable images from Soviet cinema and animation. The second – through a journey through the worlds of Russian folklore and the third – through natural elements.
The exhibition will be located in the West wing of the New Tretyakov Gallery and will last until May 10, 2020.
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