The museum kunst palast, Duesseldorf, with the support of E.ON AG, presents from September 15 in 2007 until January 6 in 2008 a unique show featuring outstanding works of Russian and French modern art.
For this exhibition, curated by Sir Norman Rosenthal, Exhibitions Secretary, Royal Academy of Arts, more than 120 masterpieces from the collections of four principal Russian museums Ц the State Hermitage and the State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg, as well as the State Pushkin Museum and the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow Ц will be shown together for the first time in Germany. Since it is the main sponsor as well as being a company whose relations to Russia go back many years, E.ON was able to be of great assistance in making this unique exhibition a success.
Additional exhibition venues will take place from January 26, 2008 to April 18, 2008 in the Royal Academy of Arts, London, entitled "Before and after the dance". The exhibition is under the patronage of German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel and the President of the Russian
Federation Vladimir Putin.
The exhibition, whose only venue in Germany is Duesseldorf, will be devoted to the years from 1860 to 1925 in Russia and France, not only uncovering parallels and reciprocal influences, but also the different developments in both countries.
Key works by the most important pioneers of modern French and Russian painting will be on display, for example "The Portrait of Jeanne Samary" by Renoir, "Mont Sainte-Victoire" by Cézanne, "The Portrait of Dr. Rey" by Van Gogh, "Her Name is Vairaumati" by Gauguin, "The Dance and The Red
Room" by Matisse, "Guitar and Violin or Bath" by Picasso, "The Stroll" by Marc Chagall, "17 October 1905" by Ilya Repin, "Composition No. 7" by Kandinsky, "The nude" by Tatlin, and the triptych of Black Cross, Black Circle and Black Square by Malevich.
The 125 paintings and 1 sculpture will be presented in four sections, which encompass the Russian Realism and the Influence of French Naturalism, The Morosov and Shchukin Collections, Sergei Diaghilev and the "World of Art" and Modern Russian Art: From Primitivism to Abstraction.
"The exhibition will focus on the changes that took place in Russia under the influence of their Parisian masters. Here it should not be forgotten how quickly the pupils overtook their masters, opening up new horizons in art not only for Russia, but also for the whole of Europe, and exploring realms hitherto unimaginable in art." (Sir Norman Rosenthal)
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