Exhibition "Modernism"


May 26 at 16.00 on the third floor of the main building of VOHM them. I.N. Kramskoy will open the exhibition “Modernism” from the private collection of Yuri and Olga Sidorov (Lipetsk).

Modernism is a combination of many areas of fine art, the beginning of which was laid back in the 60s of the XIX century by the Impressionists (E. Manet, K. Monet, Renoir, etc.) and the post–Impressionists (P. Cezanne, V. Van Gogh, P. Gauguin, etc.). The direction was developed in the first half of the XX century thanks to such trends as Cubism, Fauvism, abstractionism, expressionism. The art of modernists was united by a common feature – artists presented familiar images in a new way, which was expressed in non-standard forms based on opposition to classical art, generally accepted canons.

The exhibition will include works by artists of the 1920s and 30s, who sought to absorb all the most relevant, to develop their own style. These are graduates of VKhUTEMAS: M. Verpakovsky, N. Shestopalova, N. Kashina, S. Stepanyan, R. Rabinovich, N. Viting, S. Maslikh. A special place in the exhibition is occupied by lithographs by A. Arkhipenko, who was one of the first to apply the principles of Cubism in sculpture and etching by P. Picasso.

The artists of the 1960s and 70s continued the creative searches and innovations of their older comrades. This generation of artists was called the “second Russian avant-garde” or “Sixties”. The exhibition presents the works of the largest artists of this period: O. Rabin, E. Steinberg, V. Sterligov (a student of K. Malevich), P. Kondratiev (a student of P. Filonov), A. Baturin and others.

The 1980-90s clearly highlighted the talent of remarkable artists: P. Dick, A. Pankin, O. Lang, A. Roitburd. The Lipetsk section of the collection is represented by the works of V. Shevchenko, M. Vinogradov, N. Uglov, O. Bueva, K. Malakhlov.

The exhibition “Modernism” clearly demonstrates the connection of times and shows the influence of the searches of artists of the first third of the XX century on subsequent generations of masters. What seemed inept or extravagant, even shocking, a few decades ago – over time has become familiar and natural in modern art. Visitors to the exhibition have the opportunity to get acquainted with the work of artists whose works are stored in the largest museums in the world.

The exhibition will last until July 24, 2022 (inclusive).

Work on the title: A. Roitburd. Fragment. 1985.

The cost of tickets to the exhibition:
Entrance ticket – 150 rubles
Preferential entrance ticket (schoolchildren, students, pensioners) – 100 rubles
You can also buy a ticket using the Pushkin card (online only)
Members of the Union of Artists (upon presentation of a certificate) – free of charge.
Photography: mobile devices, camera (without flash) – free of charge.


A. Arkhipenko
Circled Forms
N. Goncharova
Archangel Michael
P. Picasso
Vollard Suite
O. Rabin
Door No. 6
A. Zverev
Portrait of a man
O. Bueva
Dedicated to sailors
A. Pankin