The exhibition marks the grand celebration of spring as well as it is dedicated to nice, kind, generous and beautiful women. It displays 40 drawings and watercolors from the collection of the artist Isaak Brodsky (1884-1939).
Isaak Brodsky was a talented student of the celebrated Russian artist Ilya Repin. He finished the Saint-Petersburg Art Academy (1902-1907) and soon became one of the most popular painters in Russia. Isaak Brodsky is also known as a gifted supervisor (many Soviet artists such as A. Laktionov, Y. Neprintsev and P. Belousov graduated from his studio) and as a well-skilled leader. After he was appointed in 1934 the head of the Art Academy’s directory board he renewed its classic traditions. However, we believe, his most significant activity was collecting works by the Russian artists: Ilya Repin, Valentin Serov, Boris Kustodiev, Konstantin Somov and others. After Isaak Brodsky’s death according to his will his collection was given to the Art Academy. The exhibition includes lyric works inspired by various female images. Each artist tried to catch and depict a model’s charm in their own style and technique.
The exhibition runs until the 29th of March, 2015