PAUSE FOR CONTEMPLATION: EXHIBITION OF ACADEMICIANS AND ARTISTS-TRAINEES OF THE CREATIVE WORKSHOPS OF THE RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF ARTS
Venue: “The Tsar Tower” Gallery of the Kazan Railway Station
Moscow, 2 Komsomolskaya Square
In celebration of the 70th anniversary the Creative Workshops of the Russian Academy of Arts, the Academy presents an exhibition of over 60 works by the Creative Workshops’ Academicians and artists-trainees.
The Creative Workshops of the Russian Academy of Arts play a significant role in art education. Set up in 1947, when the Academy of Arts was reestablished, they were aimed at providing the most gifted graduates of art institutes with an opportunity to continue their education and perfect their skills under the supervision of eminent masters.
The Academy’s three-level system of art education - “school-institute-academy (creative workshop) has played a significant role in preservation and development of Russian fine arts and culture. Each of the five Workshops has its own remarkable history and traditions.
The Workshop of Monumental Painting is headed by the People’s Artist of Russia, Academician of the RAA Evgeny Maximov – the world recognized master of monumental art, talented teacher, author of wall paintings of a lot of Orthodox churches in many countries throughout the world, including the biggest in Russia Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow. His pupils successfully work in religious art, as well as create perfect works in various art techniques and directions.
The heads of the Workshop of Easel Painting are legendary artists Alexey Tkachev and Sergey Tkachev - Academicians of the Russian Academy of Arts, People’s Artists of the USSR. Historical canvases, portraits, landscapes, still lives are the core of the painting section. The young artists work both in the traditional stylistics and today’s trends.
The Workshop of Graphic Art headed by the Academician of the Russian Academy of Arts, People’s Artist of Russia, master of landscapes and book illustrations is distinguished by the diversity of techniques used in works by its trainees. These are color and monochrome lithograph, etching, serigraphy, water color, pastel, pencil and coil drawing, sketches, prints and others.
The sculpture produced in The Workshop of Sculpture under the supervision of the brilliant representative of the celebrated Tsygal dynasty, Academician of the Russian Academy of Arts, People’s Artist of Russia Alexander Tsygal proves the high professional level and freedom of creative thinking, generalization and transformation of forms.
Original, often unexpected artistic solutions are offered by young masters of scenography. Under the guidance of the renowned Boris Messerer, the People’s Artist of Russia and Academician of the Russian Academy of Arts who heads the Workshop of Theater Decorative Art the trainees have created remarkable sketches of the scenery, costumes and set designs, some of them have already been realized on the stage.
The exhibition is a rare opportunity to get acquainted with the creative laboratory of artists where their skills are perfected to give birth to masterpieces.