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ARTinvestment.RU   07 июля 2010

In the Tretyakov Gallery is a retrospective of Soviet postwar modernist Oleg Prokofiev

those who are fond of the Soviet informal painting, do not miss exhibition Oleg Prokofiev in the Tretyakov Gallery in Krymsky Val . The exposition includes about 100 works - not only paintings, but also graphic works, sculptures and assemblages.

Oleg Prokofiev (1928-1998) is known not only as an artist, but as a poet, and as an internationally recognized expert on the works of his father, a famous composer. He was born in France, and in 1936 Sergei Prokofiev took a controversial decision to return to the Union. In 1948, the mother of the future painter Lin was accused of espionage and sent to the camp, where she spent seven years. Its ability to deform the fate of the totalitarian regime has demonstrated to the family and Prokofiev in 1960: Oleg long prevented to marry an English lover, Camilla Gray (Camilla Gray), famed Russian avant-garde in the world with its investigation of "The Great Experiment. Russian Art 1863-1922 »(The Great Experiment: Russian Art 1863-1922). Resolution yet been received, but soon after marriage, in 1971, Camille became ill with hepatitis and died. The artist emigrated to England, where he became a research fellow of Fine Arts, University of Leeds. In Foggy Albion Prokofiev married again to Frances Child (Frances Child), from which they were born five children.

artist lectures on the art of Sergei Prokofiev, performed with the stories about him on TV and radio, many experts consulted and participated in the publication in English journals father. The most significant shows of his artwork abroad took place within the festival dedicated to Prokofiev's music.

The auction market works by Oleg Prokofiev did not actually exist, but perhaps after a retrospective at the Tretyakov Gallery in turnover will more than creations of the artist-intellectual. The legacy of the artist, as follows from his biography, is divided into two periods: the Soviet and English. The exhibition, organized in partnership with the London gallery of Russian art of East Hill, you can get acquainted with both. Prokofiev studied with Robert Falk and talked with such masters of abstract art, as Vladimir Slepian, Boris Turkish and Yuri Zlotnikov . His earliest pictorial experiments are related not so much Russian avant-garde and post-war European and American modernism; later works, the so-called "bright period" compared to the creations of Vladimir Weisberg . Among the most striking exhibits - the intricate designs of the wooden "tendrils" that are created already in exile. The artist is constantly searching for new sources of inspiration. He traveled, visited America, India, Africa ...

Prokofiev paintings were exhibited in Moscow in the past: when he left the USSR in 1971, the artist left large collection of works by his friends, and in early 1990 gave all the museum Tsaritsyno, whose collection of contemporary art subsequently got the Tretyakov Gallery. Soon the museum's collection filled up with "English" works: the heirs of the painter have promised to donate part of the Tretyakov Gallery exhibits retrospectives. Samu exhibition at the Tretyakov Gallery can be viewed until August 8.

Source: kommersant.ru , infox.ru , nytimes.com , independent.co.uk , artinvestment.ru



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