The International Art Exhibition “Victory”, (Moscow)

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On April 24, 2015, in Moscow at the Central House of Artists, the International art exhibition “Victory” officially opened. This ambitious project was made by the Union of Artists of Russia jointly with the International Confederation of Artists Unions with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation. Viewers can see the works of outstanding representatives of domestic art – Alexander Deineka, Semyon Chuikov, Fyodor Reshetnikov, Arcady Plastov, Vladimir Gavrilov, Evsey Moiseenko, Boris Ugarov, Alexei Gritsay, Alexey and Sergey Tkachev, Boris Nemenskiy, Ephraim Zverkov, Lev Kerbel, Vladimir Tsigal and others. A significant part of the exhibition is reserved for the works of contemporary artists.

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pobeda-21. Moscow, Central House of Artists.

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pobeda-4-32. Central House of Artists. The exhibition hall.

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pobeda-5-23. The exhibition hall. Sculpture section.

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4. Artist Larisa Smagarinskaya.

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pobeda-3-35. The vernissage.

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pobeda-66. The first viewers.

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pobeda-77. The exhibition hall. Painting.

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pobeda-88. The exhibition hall. Painting.

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pobeda-1514. Artist Evgeny Ryabinsky.

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pobeda-1615. Artist Evgeny Yali.

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16. Artist Andrey Tutunov.

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17. Artist Elena Prudnikova.

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Photo essay by photographers Mikhail Firsin, Viktor Firsin and Marina Zaporozhets.

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Artist Ksenia Lavrova, (Saint Petersburg). Book Presentation.

“ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND” 

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Book 3Lewis Carroll. “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” published by “Rech” Publishing House (Saint Petersburg), 2013. Two-volume edition. Book cover and illustrations by Ksenia Lavrova.

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Book 4Ksenia Lavrova created one hundred fifty illustrations for this beautiful two-volume edition.

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Book 5An illustration by artist Ksenia Lavrova.

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Saint Petersburg, 46 Nevsky Prospect.  The “Bukvoed” bookstore.

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Book 8The presentation of the book “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll published by “Rech” with illustrations of the artist Ksenia Lavrova was held in “Bukvoed” bookstore.

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Book 6Artist Ksenia Lavrova talked to audience.

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Book 9The line of book buyers.

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Book 10Artist’s signature.

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Book 1Saint Petersburg, Nevsky Prospect at night.

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Art and Paris.

RUSSIAN ARTISTS IN PARIS. NOVEMBER 2012. 

Paris in late November

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PE - 24The Seine is cold,

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…but boulevards are beautiful,

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such as in the time of Pissaro.

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The Boulevard des Capucines, the Olimpia Music Hall. The home of Edith Piaf, Charles Aznavour, Adamo, Mireille Mathieu, and many other great singers.

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Molière worked here…

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…and Hemingway walked alongside these trees.

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8th arrondissement of Paris is well known as Champs-Élysées district.

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House on Rue de Miromesnil was a temporary location of “Russian Art & Paris” headquarter.

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The Élysée Palace is the official residence of the President of the French Republic, containing his office, and is where the Council of Ministers meets. View from Rue de Miromesnil.

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The Grand Palace. View from The Élysée Palace.

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Charles de Gaulle monument is near the Grand Palace. This was a place of meeting of Russian artists on exhibition “Art en Capital” 2012 registration day.

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Artist Andrey Shustov arrived first.

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Editor of “Russian Art & Paris” Ekaterina Semeniouk greeted artists on Champs-Élysées.

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The bridge of Alexander III and the Grand Palace (right). View from C. de Gaulle monument

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The Grand Palace exhibition hall. Registered artworks.

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Artists go to registration desk.

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The exhibition hall “Art en Capital” 2012. At registration desks.

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The early evening. The hanging of the paintings was in the very beginning.

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Artists at the registration desk.

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Editor of “Russian Art & Paris” Ekaterina Semeniouk guided artists through registration.

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The night of hanging the paintings.

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Artist Evgeni Yali was absent, but his painting “The steppe” arrived on time.

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“Coffeemania” waiting in line to be hanged.

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This is the winner of the Silver Medal 2012, but nobody know about it yet.

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It is night already.

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Late dinner in the “Russian Art & Paris” headquarter, at last.

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George Drobot’s Iconography School, (Paris)

Photo essay by photographer VLADIMIR BAZAN .

1.  The Petit Palais (Small Palace) in Paris, France. Built for the Univeral Exhibition in 1900 to Charles Girault’s designs, it now houses the City of Paris Museum of Fine Arts.

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2.  The Petit Palais.  Stairway.  Architect Charles Girault himself designed the main entrance gate and created the banisters for the staircases in rotundas, as well as the garlands and swags of wrought iron decorating the peristyle and balconies of the Petit Palais.

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3.  The Petit Palais.  The icons exhibition.  

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4. The Petit Palais. George Drobot’s Iconography School.

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5.  George Drobot’s Iconography School. The scholars.

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6.  The scholars are at work.

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7.  The consultation process is essential.

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8.  Creating an impressive line is not a simple task.

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9.  The modern icon corresponds to the ancient canon strictly.

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10.  The icon is at the very beginning.

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11.  This work requires utmost attention.

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12.  “Lik” (face) – is the most crucial part of the image.

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13.  George G. Drobot.

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14.  The small island of the Russian culture in the France capital.

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