Mikhail Kulakov. Opens a retrospective "Style Thaw"
ARTinvestment.RU   23 апреля 2019

Abstract, sixties, representative of the artistic underground of Mikhail Kulakov emigrated to Italy in 1976-м. His first retrospective was held at home 11 years ago in the Tretyakov gallery. New opens in the MMSI on Gogol, 10

In the late 1950-х Mikhail Kulakov became known in the circle of "their" — progressive collectors and art connoisseurs who were invited to the home exhibitions. His work has been shown Rumnev and Tsirlin, together with the works of Zverev Plavinsky, Kharitonov. In the early 1960-х the paintings of talented abstract artist showed physicists in the institutions of Dubna and Yerevan, paintings ... began to buy Pyotr Kapitsa. However it was again a narrow range, and the chances that the abstract artist in the Soviet Union will allow greater, was not enough.

In 1976, after marrying the Italian woman Marianna Molla, fists emigrated to Italy, and after 8 years became a member of the Academy of arts in Perugia. Went to the exhibition. Pictures appeared in the collections of the Italian museums, as in the Roman metro has two stations decorated with mosaics by Russian artist. Mikhail Kulakov died in 2015.

retrospective Curator Andrei Erofeev invented to divide the exhibition in two parts — conventionally abstract and symbolist.

In the left wing of the Museum will deploy more than 40 fashistskih works of Mikhail Kulakov, and abstraction of his colleagues abroad 1950-60‑ies. Next to the abstractions. hang the works of Vladimir Slepyan, Boris Turetsky, Oleg Prokofiev, Valery Yurlov, Lev Kropivnitsky, Vladimir Yakovlev, Nikolai Vechtomov, the closest friend and collaborator. Eugene mihnova-Войтенко.

the right wing will place the artworks Kulakova, United by the theme of searching for spirituality, and religious orientation. They iconic Canon has been simplified to the sign. Their system of religious-медитативных images of fists called arte sacra.

To the exposition "Style Thaw" includes works from the workshop of Mikhail Kulakov in Italy, the State Russian Museum, the Tretyakov gallery, as well as from the private collections of collectors St.-Петербурга and Moscow.

Pattern. today are sold primarily on the gallery market and through private transactions. At auction they still are exhibited rarely. Auction record for the artist — $10 800 — was set at Phillips de Pury in 2008.


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