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Exhibition of Traveling Artists in Tretyakov Gallery
5.06.2009 16:06
Exhibition of Traveling Artists in Tretyakov Gallery
'Spring in Italy' by Isaac Levitan

The Tretyakov Gallery invites visitors to look at the world through the eyes of Russian Traveling Artists.
      Drawings, sketches, watercolours altogether there are about 300 works created in journeys around Russia, Europe and Asia in the 18th early 20th centuries. Many of them are exhibited for the first time.
      Watercolor paintings are prevailing here. Watercolors were easy to carry during travels, and besides they efficiently conveyed air atmosphere. After Italy and France, the most favourite routes for artists were Greece, Middle Asia, and the Holy Land.
      The masters painted not only landscapes, but also depicted ways of living in various countries. Kramskoy and Levitan, Serov and AlexandreBenois , Ostroumova-Lebedeva and Serebryakova, Yakovlev and Leo Bakst these artists revealed their favourite places to those who had no opportunity to travel there.
      The exhibition is the Tretyakov Gallery gives a chance to travel both in space and time, from the 18th to 20th cc.
      The exhibition will be open till 17 January 2010.


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