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In this and the next five posts, I will put up photos of Russian art that are on view in the Tretyakov Gallery on Krymsky Val (Третьяковская галерея на Крымском Валу) – a branch of the State Tretyakov Gallery.

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As stated in an earlier post here, this gallery only exhibits 20th century Russian art.

Vladimir Tatlin, “A model”, 1913. He was a founder of Russian Constructivism.

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On display are Russian avant-garde masters from the 1900s-1920s who are famous internationally, such as Kasimir Malevich, Vasily Kandinsky,  Marc Chagall, Pavel Filonov and Liubov Popova.

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This section is titled from cubism to geometric abstraction.

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According to the museum guide, the main result of adaptation of Cubism in Russia was Constructivism and Suprematism.

By Lyubov Popova.

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This could have been a piece by Léger.

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and this …

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There is a piece – Over The Town by Marc Chagall.

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And a surprising detail of this painting, on the lower left corner is …

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Another by Marc Chagall.

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Cezanne-esque, it is by Ilya Mashkov painted in 1910.

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There are so many more pieces by artists who are not well-recognized in the west, and they are worth seeing but not easily seen.

More paintings to come in the next few posts.


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