Dates: February 15 – March 5, 2023

Venue: Exhibition halls of the Russian Academy of Arts (21 Prechistenka street, Moscow)

The Russian Academy of Arts presents an exhibition of graphic works by the Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Arts Alyona Dergileva entitled “Painted Moscow”. The solo exhibition showcases almost forty watercolors of this recognized Moscow graphic master successfully working in the techniques of watercolor, etching and lithography, book illustration and easel painting.

The image of her native Moscow is a core of the artist’s work. For more than several decades Alyona Dergileva  has been drawing the city, traveling along its streets, squares, lanes and finding new sources for her inspiration. Prechistenka, Ostozhenka, Kuznetsky Most, Prospect Mira, Taganka,  Sivtsev Vrazhek and other streets open their mysteries to her. The capital full of people, living and “warm” in its historical and everyday whirlwind has been depicted by the artist with sincere love and passion. The old churches and mansions, rented apartment houses and subway stations, monuments of architecture are constant subjects of her interest. Dergileva’s works are distinguished by spirituality, her special sense of the city. Each of them can be compared with a lyrical short story. The exhibition at the Russian Academy of Arts is a new meeting with the work of the exquisite, deeply feeling and thinking artist, a good opportunity to turn to the history of the Russian capital and its culture.

Elena Dergileva was born in Moscow in 1952 into the artists’ family. In 1975 she graduated from the Moscow Textile Institute. In 1984-1987 she upgraded her skills in the Creative Workshop of Graphic Art of the USSR Academy of Arts under O.G. Vereisky. Alyona Dergileva is a Member of the USSR Union of Artists (1983) and the Moscow Artists’ Union (1983). She is an author of several major graphic series executed in the technique of etching and lithography.  The artist works a lot in book graphics, she has illustrated books by F.M. Dostoevsky, I.A. Bunin, E. Rostand.  Dergileva is actively involved in exhibition activity including Moscow, Russian and international exhibitions. More than 20 solo exhibitions of the artist have been shown both in Russia and other countries. She is a holder of numerous honors and awards. Works by Alyona Dergileva are in the collections of the State Tretyakov Gallery, State History Museum, Museums of the Moscow Kremlin, Russian Academy of Arts, Museum of the History of Moscow, Leo Tolstoy Museum (Moscow), P. Ludwig Museum of Modern Art (Cologne, Germany), Dortmund Picture Gallery (Germany),  Hungarian National Museum, as well as in many other museums and private collections.        


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