“The Road to Russian Impressionism”

The Tretyakov Gallery presents “The Road to Russian Impressionism.” The exhibition celebrates the centennial of the creation of the Artist’s Union, which later disappeared in 1923 due to the pressure by the Soviet authorities. The exhibition presents Russian painters such as Apolinari Vasnetsov, Valentin Serov, Mihail Nesterov, Mihail Vrubel, Serguei Guerasimov, Efim Sverkov, Arkadi Plastov, Gueli Korzhev, and Vasili Nechitailo.

There has also been criticism because some say that painters such as Korzhev have nothing to do with the Impressionists, but are part of the Socialist Realism, backed by the Soviet authorities. This is the second time that a great exhibition of Russian painters is held here under the label of Impressionism. Critics have also said that the “Impressionism” label is being used to attract more people to the exhibition.

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