Romantic Russia: From the Collection of The State Tretyakov Gallery
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Lush forests of oak and white birch trees, vast prairies covered in snow, leaves turning gold in autumn, and the burst of flowers and trees in spring after a long winter—many artists have been inspired by the magnificent natural scenery in Russia and have given birth to many masterpieces.
The Russian empire collapsed in the late 19th century, during which many art pieces such as these were created in a turbulent time that led to the Russian revolution. The budding patriotism, along with the complexities of Russian society and the people living in that era were also subjects of many paintings.
This exhibition features a vast collection from the State Tretyakov Gallery, known as the hall of fame for Russian art. The pieces throw light on Russian romanticism that can be seen in nature and humans within scenery, genre-paintings, portraits and still-life pieces representing Russia during its tumultuous late 19th century to early 20th century period.