Pyotr Konchalovsky at the Tretyakov Gallery

A new exhibition of the work of Pyotr Konchalovsky is on display at the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow. Konchalovsky was a member of the Jack of Diamonds group, which began with a shocking exhibition in 1910. The Jack of Diamonds group also included renowned artists Natalia Gonchorova and Alexander Kuprin. It was the key organization in the Russian avant-garde of the early 20th century.

The exhibition, along with a conference on the influence of Paul Cezanne which was conducted in March, was organized by the Petr Konchalovsky Foundation. Here’s an excerpt from their brochure for the show:

“The exhibition will present the artist’s best paintings from the collections
of the Russian Museum and the Tretyakov Gallery, and also the most famous works from private collections. Moreover, paintings from the artist’s family-collection and other rare archival documents and personal items will be exhibited for the first time. This comprehensive gathering of material will recreate the unique atmosphere, in which Petr Konchalovsky’s paintings were made, and the directions of Russian fine art of the first half of the 20th century formed and transformed.”

The exhibition will run through November 14th. Link to exhibition website.


Author: Barry O'Keefe

Artist/printmaker from Richmond, Va

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