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Marie Laurencin. A Fresh Look

Marie Laurencin. A Fresh Look

J A N U A R Y 26,  2014   Admittedly, I have been indifferent to works by the French artist Marie Laurencin. I rarely paused by them at museums or exhibitions. In my opinion, they definitely lost out to works by Picasso, Braque and other great artists. In general, their association with the latter looked...
Alexander Livanov. Plastic Games of the Brain

Alexander Livanov. Plastic Games of the Brain

J U L Y 1, 2013 Attempt at a Book Review The professional community and “advanced” lovers of graphic art know Alexander Livanov well. The artist himself actively helped form a circle of his admirers and followers not only with his works, but also with years-long teaching at the Institute of Graphic Arts and Publishing (now...
Jean Cocteau Museum in Menton

Jean Cocteau Museum in Menton

n o v e m b e r  2,  2012 Some time ago my wife started to call our vacation trips creative missions, and I can’t agree more. Judge for yourself, in the two weeks of our last trip we covered more than 3,500 kilometers driving the roads of France, visited 12 museums, attended 16...
Аndré Lhote at Mirmande

Аndré Lhote at Mirmande

o c t o b e r  14,  2012  I guess everyone now and again comes up against a situation when the outcome is not what you expect. What is more, inordinate expectations nearly always negatively affect the perception and impressions of an event, meeting, journey, etc. I’ve long become convinced that the less you...
A Great Ship Needs Deep Waters. Anniversary Congratulations to Colleagues

A Great Ship Needs Deep Waters. Anniversary Congratulations to Colleagues

s e p t e m b e r  4,  2012 Lately there have been too many anniversaries, big and small, in my life. Quite recently I posted the “Double Birthday” piece to my web-site, and here is another occasion. Perhaps, time to give it some thought. On September 1 the Kovcheg (Ark) Gallery opened another...
Look Back as You Go Down the Alley

Look Back as You Go Down the Alley

s e p t e m b e r  1,  2012 Most of us doubtless remember the much-talked-about “closure” of three leading Moscow galleries of contemporary art. The event was in the focus of numerous press stories and vibrant discussions in the social networks. The debate was quite heated, and the point was even not the...
Very Personal Modigliani

Very Personal Modigliani

j u l y 28,  2012 Perusing the Pushkin Museum Facebook page I’ve come across the information that the great Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani was born on July 12, 1884. Let me say in passing that I find this type of educational activity by the museum welcome. I felt an urge to share my impressions of...
Degenerate Art. 75th Anniversary of the Exhibition in Germany

Degenerate Art. 75th Anniversary of the Exhibition in Germany

j u l y  19, 2012 It is common knowledge that things new are rarely welcomed by contemporaries immediately. More often than not it takes a lot of time and educational effort for one art trend or another to find social recognition and understanding. People just can’t catch up with a coterie of gifted trailblazers, or...
It Is Only the First Hundred Years That the Going Is Hard! “Imaginary Museum” Exhibition at the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts

It Is Only the First Hundred Years That the Going Is Hard! “Imaginary Museum” Exhibition at the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts

M A Y  20,  2012 Whatever you say, anniversaries are a great thing! Now, could Prof. Ivan Tsvetayev have thought when founding a museum for poor students a hundred years ago that his undertaking would emerge as one of the largest among the leading museums of Russia, that not only nor so much students would visit...
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