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Folk Graphic Art Museum in Moscow
August 26, 2015 20:39

The unique Folk Graphic Art Museum specializes in collecting works of traditional folk Russian graphic art. The keeper of over four-century history of the genre of folk art – the Russian popular print, aka Lubok, the museum  carries on the traditions of Russian graphic story.  

Russian popular print - Lubok – is the art form of printed graphic stories that appeared in the mid 16th century along with the book Apostle (1564) by the Russian printing pioneer Ivan Fedorov. Turned into a traditional folk print, throughout centuries Lubok addressed, unravelled and derided human vices and foibles.
Moscow Folk Graphic Art Museum carries out extensive collective, cultural, educational, and exhibition activities, both in the museum halls, and in other regions of Russia and abroad. Over the years of its existence the Museum has held about 600 exhibitions, with 33 of them in foreign countries (Australia, Mexico, Ecuador, Peru, Colombia, Tunisia, England, Italy, Bulgaria, Yugoslavia, Spain, France, etc.)

Folk Graphic Art Museum in Moscow has a children's art school named Bright Colours of Lubok — the 21st Century. Besides, it holds regular interactive workshops Sudarushka for preschool and school age children, who draw, print and paint Lubok, as well as play and sing together.

The museum is included in the two-volume edition of Museums of the World.  

The Museum Collections were gathered and restored by V. P. Penzin, as well as members of the Folk Graphic Art Studio totaling more than 120 artists from all over the former USSR starting from the 1980s.

They restored canonical printing plates on 120 various Lubok plots: 36 pages of The Bible for the Poor by Vasily Koren', spiritual prints, satirical prints, historical prints, song prints, etc., made according to traditions of Lubok masters of the 18th century.

The restored popular prints of the 17th - 18th centuries and modern engravings by members of Folk Graphic Art Studio make a rich graphic art collection of the unique museum. Along with Lubok prints, which are the basis of the museum collection, the visitors will see collection, however at fund of the Museum is present not only a popular print, but also original works of graphic art (drawings), and engravings.



Author: Vera Ivanova

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