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Exhibition of masterpieces of Russian art from Tretyakov Gallery collection completes tour of Japan

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Exhibition of masterpieces of Russian art from Tretyakov Gallery collection completes tour of Japan


07.09.2019

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Matsuyama is the last city in Japan to host the Tretyakov Gallery Romantic Russia exhibition, which is on tour in Japan as part of the Year of Russia. The exposition, which includes 72 paintings by the best Russian artists of the 19th – 20th centuries, opened at the Matsuyama Museum of Art, the Rossotrudnichestvo website reports.

The exposition includes paintings by Ivan Aivazovsky, Ivan Kramsky, Isaac Levitan, Ilya Repin, Viktor Vasnetsov, Ivan Shishkin, Konstantin Korovin and many other famous Russian artists.

The exposition collection also includes Ivan Kramskoy's Unknown, which is very popular among Japanese people. After the canvas was exhibited in Japan in 1975, it was among the favorite paintings of Japanese art lovers. It is the eighth visit to Japan for the painting.

Before Matsuyama, the exhibition worked in three cities of Japan throughout the year. In Tokyo, it was visited by over 110 thousand people. The exhibition was organized jointly by the State Tretyakov Gallery (with the support of the Ministry of Culture of Russia and the Russian Embassy in Japan) and representatives of the Japanese side, including the management of four leading museums.


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