St. Petersburg: Rus Muz, 2013. The works that twenty-four collections lent to this retrospective exhibition of the Soviet painter expand the boundaries of his art beyond the anthologized pieces usually seen. His monumental paintings glorifying rural life are here, but also unexpected subjects found in preparatory sketches that he did on philosophical and religious themes at a time when the Soviet regime was propagating atheism and enforcing anti-religious policies. The Russian Museum exhibition and publication explore for the first time all these facets of the artist’s work. Designed in large format and beautifully printed in Italy, the catalogue presents a copious selection of the artist’s work thus making possible serious study and enjoyment of a major twentieth-century Russian artist. 576 pp., 11 ½ x 11 ½ ins., 7 b-&-w illus., approx. 600 color, sewn cl., Rus. or ENGLISH. Item #1172
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