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Collecting as a Creative Act. The Exhibition “Portraits of Collectors” for the Anniversary of the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts

Collecting as a Creative Act. The Exhibition “Portraits of Collectors” for the Anniversary of the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts

M A Y 4,  2012 I should confess that I started writing this text a couple of weeks before the official opening of the exhibition. I wanted to announce the event in advance. I did write something, but luckily did not upload it to my website. Everything changed dramatically during the opening of the exhibition:...
Henri Matisse. Pairs and Series

Henri Matisse. Pairs and Series

MARCH 20, 2012 When I visit numerous exhibitions in Paris, I can’t stop admiring their arrangement, the fact that every minute detail in the art of exposition is well-thought out, the amazing fantasy and wit of their curators, the quality of framing an so on. Yet, two factors are, beyond doubt, crucial to any exhibition...
Exhibition “Danser sa vie” at the Pompidou Center in Paris

Exhibition “Danser sa vie” at the Pompidou Center in Paris

MARCH 18, 2012 Pompidou Center curators are great masters and entertainers who know how and like to make gifts to art lovers. The exhibition “Danser sa vie,” which opened on November 23, 2011, was done with great love.  Plastic arts as represented by ballet and dance, dancers and ballerinas, choreographers and performers of genius are,...
LACMA: Art of Pre-Columbus America and the Spanish Colonial World

LACMA: Art of Pre-Columbus America and the Spanish Colonial World

j a n u a r y 29, 2012 One more exhibition, though outside my field of professional interest, managed to grip me and give pleasure with its display of “Contested Visions in the Spanish Colonial World.” In childhood all of us were carried away by adventure novels about Inca treasures and old Indian cities,...
Exhibition “Modern Antiquity: Picasso, de Chirico, Léger, and Picabia”

Exhibition “Modern Antiquity: Picasso, de Chirico, Léger, and Picabia”

j a n u a r y 19, 2012 A very provocative exhibition, “Modern Antiquity: Picasso, de Chirico, Léger, and Picabia in the Presence of the Antique” from American and European museums and private collections, has closed at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles. It was provocative in that the exhibition curators not merely presented...
Woman’s Swimsuit as a Work of Art

Woman’s Swimsuit as a Work of Art

j a n u a r y 14, 2012 The idea of the “Make It Beautiful for Me” exhibition about the decorative nature of fine arts, staged by the 2.36 Gallery, quite naturally flowered through combining fancifully with another project of mine, one devoted to beachwear of the 1920s through 1940s. Many items at the...
2011 Collection Premiere

2011 Collection Premiere

d e c e m b e r  20,  2011 On December 22 the Galeev Gallery will host another Moscow Collectors Club exhibition that traditionally wraps up the calendar year. On show will be paintings and graphic works added to private collections over the past year. A few thoughts à propos the forthcoming exhibition. First,...
Wassily Kandinsky. Synthesis of Arts. Pictures at an Exhibition by Modest Moussorgsky

Wassily Kandinsky. Synthesis of Arts. Pictures at an Exhibition by Modest Moussorgsky

n o v e m b e r 20, 2011 Wassily Kandinsky meticulously prepared his stage composition The Yellow Sound for production in Murnau on the eve of the First World War, but was not destined to see it on stage. Nevertheless, the “synthesis of arts” idea, so to speak, was in the air. In...
Visiting Georges Rouault

Visiting Georges Rouault

n o v e m b e r   2,  2011 Here is another story of supreme predestination and certain logic of events, meetings and actions. You may say that I am partial, but judge for yourself. Some artists and projects hold their grip on me until I bring them to some logical conclusion. We have...
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