Nothing but Harmony. Works of Vladimir Weisberg from the collections of State Pushkin Museum and Inna Bazhenova

"If our vision were absolute, we would not see things,
we would see nothing but harmony"


("Vladimir Weisberg. 20 sayings». Recorded
and published by Ksenia Muratova.)

  • Nothing but Harmony. Works of Vladimir Weisberg from the collections of State Pushkin Museum and Inna Bazhenova
    Nothing but Harmony. Works of Vladimir Weisberg from the collections of State Pushkin Museum and Inna Bazhenova
  • Nothing but Harmony. Works of Vladimir Weisberg from the collections of State Pushkin Museum and Inna Bazhenova
    Nothing but Harmony. Works of Vladimir Weisberg from the collections of State Pushkin Museum and Inna Bazhenova
  • Nothing but Harmony. Works of Vladimir Weisberg from the collections of State Pushkin Museum and Inna Bazhenova
    Nothing but Harmony. Works of Vladimir Weisberg from the collections of State Pushkin Museum and Inna Bazhenova
  • Nothing but Harmony. Works of Vladimir Weisberg from the collections of State Pushkin Museum and Inna Bazhenova
    Nothing but Harmony. Works of Vladimir Weisberg from the collections of State Pushkin Museum and Inna Bazhenova
  • Nothing but Harmony. Works of Vladimir Weisberg from the collections of State Pushkin Museum and Inna Bazhenova
    Nothing but Harmony. Works of Vladimir Weisberg from the collections of State Pushkin Museum and Inna Bazhenova
  • Nothing but Harmony. Works of Vladimir Weisberg from the collections of State Pushkin Museum and Inna Bazhenova
    Nothing but Harmony. Works of Vladimir Weisberg from the collections of State Pushkin Museum and Inna Bazhenova

IN ARTIBUS Foundation and The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts have united their large collections of Vladimir Weisberg to present a monographic exhibition of one of the most prominent Russian painters of 20th century. More than 100 pieces by the author will cover all periods of his work from 1940s to 1980s.

Vladimir Weisberg (1924-1985) is an outstanding artist and theorist, a key figure of Russian art of the second half of the 20th century. His work fits neither the framework of official art nor the non-conformist circle. Weisberg is an artist of tradition, who worked according to the strict rules of classical painting and saw comprehension of its principles as his ultimate goal.

The collection of the Pushkin Museum comprises more than 140 works by Vladimir Weisberg being the most complete collection in Russia. The collection had a generous gift as its foundation: in 1997, the widow of the artist, Galina Yermina donated 57 paintings, watercolors and drawings to the museum. Ever since, the museum staff has been constantly studying and popularizing the creative and theoretical heritage of the artist. An important step was the monograph “From Color to Light” written and published in 2018 by Anna Chudetskaya, curator of the V. Weisberg collection in the Department of Private Collections.

A mono-collection of Vladimir Weisberg - more than forty works - makes a special accent in Inna Bazhenova’s collection of European painting. All the activities concerning Weisberg’s heritage inculding exhibitions, conferences, and publication of catalogs and monographs make Inna Bazhenova an expert on the artist’s work. In 2009, she supported writing and publishing of the first monograph on the artist’s work entitled “In Love with Classical Art: Painting of V. G. Weisberg in the Tradition of Colourism” written by Elena Khlopina.

In 2014, the IN ARTIBUS Foundation opened an exhibition under the title “Vladimir Weisberg. Enamored in Art Classics” which displayed works from private collections, State Tretyakov Gallery and Russian regional museums.

The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts is going to present more than 60 works at the exhibition. It’s the first time such significant number of Weisberg’s works is displayed outside the museum. Paintings, drawings and watercolours by Weisberg will be exhibited in the IN ARTIBUS exhibition space for six months. This will be the longest show of Weisberg’s oeuvre in the history of his exhibitions. More than 50 paintings will be exhibited within half a year and the graphic part of the exhibition will consist of two periods: the first is the museum perdiod, displaying works from the Pushkin Museum (from February to April 2019), and the second period will show works from the collection of Inna Bazhenova (from May to July 2019).

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