The purpose of the exhibition is to reveal the artist’s unique personality to the public, to present him as a painter, military man and pacifist, a passionate researcher of new geographic landscapes, countries and people, a visionary who managed to transform battle painting as a genre in a radical way. The exhibition raises one of important theoretical issues relevant today — it reflects on the boundaries of realism, taking Vereshchagin’s oeuvre as an example.
The works will be showcased by series dedicated to the artist’s military expeditions and travels: the Turkestan, Balkan, Indian series, “Russian North,” the Japanese series. Following that arrangement method, the curators of the exhibition take into account the painter’s desire to preserve the integrity of each series and their indivisibility when they are contributed to exhibitions. The “Trilogy of Executions” cycle and the “Palestine series” will be featured as special sections of the exhibition. The display will largely consist of pieces from the Tretyakov Gallery collection — about 100 paintings and 130 graphic works. There also will be contributions from the State Russian Museum and from museum collections based in Novgorod, Vologda, Yaroslavl, Kazan, Ivanovo, Serpukhov, Cherepovets and Perm.
December 30, 2017 (Saturday) - the exhibitions are open for visitors as usual.
December 31, 2017 (Sunday) - the exhibitions are open for visitors:
- The Tretyakov Gallery in Lavrushinsky Lane (Main Building and Engineering Building) and the New Tretyakov - until 18.00 (last admission until 17.00).
- Apollinary Vasnetsov Memorial Flat and Victor Vasnetsov Museum - until 17.00 (last admission until 16.00).
January 1, 2018 (Monday) - exhibitions are closed for visiting.
The Tretyakov Gallery in Lavrushinsky Lane (Main Building and Engineering Building) and the New Tretyakov are open for visits from January 2 to 7, working hours as usual. January 8 - day off.
Apollinary Vasnetsov Memorial Flat and Victor Vasnetsov Museum are open for visits from January 3 to 7 as usual, on January 8 and 9 - day off.
Congratulations on the upcoming holidays and we are waiting in the halls of the Tretyakov Gallery!
(with valid ID)