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Thomas Gainsborough, exhibition open until March 01, 2020

Exhibition of Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788) in the Pushkin Museum im. A.S. Pushkin continues the cycle of expositions devoted to British art.

The Pushkin Museum has already shown exhibitions on W. Turner (2008), W. Blake (2010), Pre-Raphaelites (2013), Aubrey Beardsley (2014). All of these exhibitions have enjoyed continued success with the public.
Gainsborough exhibition will allow you to get acquainted with the work of one of the founders of the British school of the XVIII century, the most striking and peculiar representative of the era, which is called the "Golden Age of British Painting." Thomas Gainsborough is known as a brilliant portrait painter, the successor of the great Van Dyck traditions and favorite artist of King George III and his family. Having carefully studied the traditions of Baroque and Rococo art, Gainsborough was well acquainted with the works of the great old masters - Peter Paul Rubens, Antoine Watteau and his school. Gainsborough was also one of the first British painters to appreciate the inexhaustible possibilities of the landscape genre.
His works, created over four decades, demonstrate the master’s fascination with the work of Jacob Reisdahl, 17th-century Dutch painting and canvases by French landscape painter Claude Lorrain.

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State Museum of Fine Arts named after A.S. Pushkin

Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud and the London School

05 MAR - 19 MAY 2019


The Pushkin Museum. A.S. Pushkin in collaboration with Tate (London) presents the exhibition "Francis Bacon, Lucien Freud and the London School." For the first time, a Russian audience will get the opportunity to get acquainted with the unique and most significant chapter in the history of contemporary British art related to the use by artists of figurative painting as a means of expressing a deeply personal, sensual and intense experience of life. The exhibition features 80 paintings and graphic works from the Tate collection. VTB Bank acted as the general sponsor of the exhibition.

The term “London School” was coined by artist RB China in 1976 to designate a number of prominent London artists, in whose works the human figure was in the spotlight. Subsequently, it began to be used mainly in relation to a group of six artists, which included Frank Auerbach, Francis Bacon, RB China, Leon Kossof, Lucien Freud and Michael Andrews. In addition to these masters at an exhibition in the Pushkin Museum to them. A.S. Pushkin will be represented by four more artists whose creative and pedagogical attitudes, working methods, as well as circumstances of biographies allow them to be ranked as a London school - these are Ewan Aglow, David Bomberg, William Coldstream and Paula Regu.

Museum "Moscow House of Photography"

Alex Preiger
Inexplicable Attraction

March 6, 2019 - May 12, 2019

Curator: Natalie Hershdorfer
The exhibition is organized jointly with the Le Locle Museum of Fine Arts, Switzerland

With the support of the US Embassy in the Russian Federation
Museum Strategic Partner: Mastercard
Technical partner of the exhibition: Epson

Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow presents an exhibition of the star of the contemporary American art scene Alex Preiger, “Inexplicable Attraction.”

Alex Preiger (b. 1979), an American photographer and film director, lives in Los Angeles. Proximity to Hollywood, of course, is reflected in her work, containing references to various films and objects of pop culture. Behind the bright and attractive facade of Prager's work lies a dramatic, psychologically rich plot. Her hyper-stylized and multi-layered compositions, in which the influence of Diana Arbus and William Eggleston are felt, exist in a space where there is no clear boundary between facts and fiction, superficiality and depth. To create a “lively picture”, Alex Preiger carefully builds the scenery that imitates public places - streets, beaches, airports - without being afraid to use hundreds of extras, each of which is focused and immersed in its own internal dialogue. Alex Preiger’s early shots and “moving photos” are so cinematic that her subsequent transition to making films is absolutely logical. The author characterizes her video installations as “the most sensual versions” of her photographs, demonstrating the “past, present and future of images.”

The exhibition includes works from all key photographic series by Alex Preiger, as well as four films: the debut film works of Preiger, Despair and Sunday (both 2010); the movie "Little Death" (2011), in which the voiceover was read by Gary Oldman; and, finally, the film “Premiere” (2016), commissioned by the Parisian “Opera Bastille” and inspired by the 1948 film “Red Shoes”. Primary ballerina Emily Cosette starred in the Premiere, and the soundtrack, based on samples from Stravinsky's Sacred Spring, was written by Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich.