Samara Hosts a Solo Show of Works by the People’s Artist of the USSR and the Russian Federation Zurab Tsereteli
Organized by the Ministry of Culture of the Samara Region, Samara Regional Art Museum and the Russian Academy of Arts, the exhibition presents more than 100 works by the President of the Russian Academy of Arts, People’s Artist of the USSR and the Russian Federation, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Zurab Tsereteli.
The works of Zurab Tsereteli have become an integral part of Russian and world culture. His monuments have found their home in Russia and many countries across the world. The master who is in constant creative searches and experiments works in almost all types, genres and media of the fine arts. The show in the Samara Regional Art Museum includes the artist’s canvases – still lifes, genre scenes and portraits distinguished by the extraordinary power of color, among which are “Dedication to Charley” from the series “Konti and Monti”, “In Memory of Kazimir Malevich”, “In Memory of Michelangelo” and others.
Zurab Tsereteli is very prolific in graphic art. His intricate drawings produced in a unique technique transport the viewers into a special micro-world. Of big interest are the master’s decorative enamel panels, especially expressive are his three-dimensional enamels, in which Tsereteli shows himself an unsurpassed master of the enamel art. A special place in the show belongs to his bronze high reliefs depicting scenes from the life of the old Tbilisi and characters that are so dear to the artist.
The solo shows of Zurab Tsereteli have been held in more than 40 cities of Russia and this exhibition is a rare opportunity for residents of Samara to see and appreciate the multisided talent of the renowned master.
The Samara Regional Art Museum founded in 1897 is one of the biggest in the Volga Region. It houses a rich collection of works by celebrated Russian masters such as F.S. Rokotov, D.G. Levitsky, V.L. Borovikovsky, V.A. Tropinin, I.K. Aivazovsky, V.A. Serov, K.A. Korovin, a collection of Western European and Oriental art, works of the Russian avant-garde of the turn of the 20th century that are the pride of the Museum holdings, as well as works by contemporary artists from Samara.