Russian Realism in Istanbul

A new exhibition of 19th Century Russian Realism went up at the Pera Museum in Istanbul yesterday.

from the  exhibition website:

The masterpieces from the rich collection of the State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg reflect every aspect of life including labor and poverty, the world of children, public festivals, war and death, scenes from bourgeois life, and revolution. […] The exhibition, which includes artists from Repin to Makovsky, Yaroshenko to Shishkin and many others, […] with its themes and characters offers audiences a unique experience, one similar to reading the works of the great Russian writers such as Nikolai Gogol and Fyodor Dostoevsky.”


Author: Barry O'Keefe

Artist/printmaker from Richmond, Va

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