Ilya Repin. To the 175th Anniversary of the Artist's Birth
The year 2019 marks the 175th anniversary of the birth of Ilya Repin, the largest painter of the second half of the XIX century, whose name is associated with the establishment and flourishing of realism in the national fine arts. The large-scale exhibition will include works from the Russian Museum, the State Tretyakov Gallery, the Ateneum Art Museum (Finland), the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, the Repin Museum-Estate “Penaty”, the Abramtsevo Museum-Reserve and other museum and private collections. The exhibition will feature more than 250 paintings and graphic works: recognized masterpieces by the master and his little-known works, as well as memorial items related to the life and work of the artist. The viewers will have a unique opportunity to see the most famous paintings, such as “Barge Haulers on the Volga”, “Sadko”, “Tsarevna Sofia Alekseevna...”, “The Procession of the Cross in the Kursk Province”, “Unexpected Visitors”, “Reply of the Zaporozhian Cossacks” and others, to enjoy an extensive gallery of brilliant portraits by Repin (“Portrait of M.P.Mussorgsky”, “Portrait of V.V.Stasov”, “Portrait of L.N.Tolstoy”, etc.) and masterful studies of barge haulers, Zaporozhye cossacks, and Parisian women.