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Institute of Russian Realist Art in Moscow
March 28, 2017 11:17

The Institute of Russian Realist Art (IRRA) is a private museum project aimed at reviving traditions of Russian patronage of arts. The art collection of IRRA is presently considered one of the finest collections of paintings of the 20th century national realistic school.
Three floors of the exhibition space with the total area of over 4,500 square meters house the exposition of nearly 500 works of Russian and Soviet art.
One of the most significant sections of the museum's collection - Soviet painting of the first half of the 20th century - is displayed in the halls of the 2nd floor. Here you will see works by the great masters of Russian realist art, namely Arcady Plastov, Sergei Gerasimov, Alexander Deineka, Yuri Pimenov, George Nyssky, Isaac Brodsky and others.
The first floow of the IRRA presents the collection of works by Soviet artists of the second half of the 20th century. The exposition consists of works by the  major Sixtiers (artists of the Thaw), among them the People's Artists and members of the Russian Academy of Arts, such as Geliy Mikhailovich Korzhev-Chuvelev, brothers Sergey and Alexey Tkachevs, Victor Ivanov, Pyotr Ossowski, Dmitry Zhilinsky, and Tahir Salahov. The painters of this generation inherited traditions of Russian culture, whereas lots of them, such as Victor Popkov, for instance dedicated their creativity to dramatic collisions of this country's modern life in all its complexity and contrariety.
Halls of the ground floor introduce visitors to the contemporary art of Russia. The exhibition includes works by famous masters of the Moscow painting school, such as Victor Kalinin, Alexei Sukhovetsky, Vladimir Telin, Nikolai Zaytsev, Vyacheslav Stekolshchikov, and Nikolai Solomin; paintings by outstanding Leningrad artists, namely Andrey Mylnikov, Evsei Moiseenko, Boris Ugarov, and Vyacheslav Zagonek; as well as Kim Brito, Vladimir Yukin, and Mikhail Izotov from Vladimir. In addition, the ground floor displays works by artists from Kostroma, Yaroslavl, Vologda, Vyatka, Sergiyev Posad, Krasnoyarsk, Nizhny Novgorod and other Russian cities.
The Institute of Russian Realist Art (IRRA) is located at the address: bldg. 31, 7, Derbenevskaya Street, next to the Paveletskaya and Proletarskaya metro stations, Moscow.
Open hours: from 11 am to 8 pm on Tuesday to Wednesday, Friday to Sunday; from 12 am to 9 pm on Thursday.
See details on the official website

Author: Vera Ivanova

Tags: Institute of Russian Realist Art Russian Painting Moscow Museums   

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