The exhibition "Deineka / Samokhvalov", dedicated to the opening of the VIII St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum, opened in the St. Petersburg Manege.
From November 14 to November 16, it can be visited by registered participants of the VIII St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum, and from November 18, all comers. The exposition is dedicated to the 120th anniversary of Alexander Deineka and represents the work of two Soviet artists close in spirit and aesthetics.
The curators deliberately decided not to devote their project only to Alexander Deyneke, despite the anniversary, because he had a lot of personal exhibitions: “We did not want repetitions, so we came up with a story with a dialogue between two authors, two artists, and the name Samokhvalov arose almost instantly,” - says the director of the exhibition hall "Manege" in St. Petersburg, Pavel Prigara.
The exposition consists of six sections: war and peace, labor and sport, heroes and children.
Deineka strove for poster expressiveness, Samokhvalov preferred restraint, metaphysical uncertainty, ”explains the curator of the exhibition, the head of the Fine Arts section of the VIII St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum, Semyon Mikhailovsky.
Samokhvalov was born in Bezhetsk, Tver province, but throughout his life he was connected with Petersburg-Leningrad, many of his works are devoted to work and sport. Deineka was born in Kursk, but lived his whole life in Moscow.
“This exhibition reveals to us Samokhvalov as an artist of absolutely equal Deineke, with the difference, of course, that they had different teachers and they lived in different cities,” Pavel Prigara shares his impressions.
“It was this dialogue of artists that opened up a large number of dimensions of this exhibition, it’s not just a juxtaposition of two masters, it is a juxtaposition based on the fact that they followed each other,” continues Pavel Prigara.
The project includes about 300 works from 37 museums and 10 private collections: painting, graphic arts, sculpture, arts and crafts, photography.
NOVEMBER 18, 2019 - JANUARY 19, 2020