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Just Like Real Life! Portraits from the 18th to the 21st Century from a Private Collection

21.06.2023 – 24.09.2023

In artibus Foundation presents Just Like Real Life!, an exhibition of portraits featuring works by Russian artists of various epochs, from the 18th century to today.

This retrospective exhibition of portraits is a journey through time, where each work reflects its epoch. Visitors can turn several pages in the history of Russian portrait painting and see works by both famous and unknown artists, by classic Russian painters and our contemporaries. The exhibition features canonical Russian artists: Fedor Rokotov, Aleksey Venetsianov and Ilya Repin; the 20th-century painters Ilya Mashkov, Pyotr Konchalovsky, Robert Falk, Alexander Drevin, Konstantin Istomin, Antonina Sofronova, Vladimir Weisberg, Anatoly Zverev and Mikhail Roginsky; and, representing contemporary painting, works by the St Petersburg artist Vladislav Razgulin and the Moscow artists Viktor Razgulin and Boris Kasatkin.

Among the 50 exhibited works, which belong to the collector Inna Bazhenova, some are already known to frequent visitors to In artibus Foundation. In recent years they have been shown at the foundation’s exhibitions and in Moscow’s museums. Some works are being shown here for the first time.

Summer exhibitions at In artibus Foundation are flexible in terms of concept. The organisers do not insist on any particular interpretation of the work or of their selection. We give the viewer the opportunity to evaluate the works, enjoy the original nature of every portrait, observe the similarities and difference of painting styles and feel the link between past and present.


Additional information:

Inna Bazhenova is the founder of the In artibus Foundation, the publisher of the international network of The Art Newspaper, the founder of the annual The Art Newspaper Prize and The Art Newspaper Russia Film Festival, a collector, a patron and a participant in and initiator of cultural projects.

In artibus Foundation is a non-profit organisation that supports research in the field of classical art. Its main fields of activity are organising exhibitions together with museums, cultural foundations and private collections in Russia and abroad, publishing, organising academic conferences and supporting international cultural initiatives. The Foundation’s exhibition space opened in 2014.

Address: In artibus Foundation, Prechistenskaya naberezhnaya, 17 (entrance from Kursovoi pereulok)

Opening hours:

Tuesday – Friday: 11:00 – 20:00

Saturday – Sunday: 11:00 – 19:00

Monday: closed

Exhibition ticket: 300 roubles

Children 7–17 and students: 150 roubles

Concessions, including pensioners: free

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