The opening of the annual traditional exhibit of graduation works of students from the Institute of Art, Sculpture and Architecture of I.Y. Repin, will take place at the Staterooms of the Scientific-research museum of the Russian Academy of Arts on July 3, 2009 at 15:00.
These final exhibitions definitely strike live interest among the visitors of the museum, and this is not an accident, since what is interesting to our young artists, sculptors and sketchers, what draws their attention and what is left beyond their artistic interests and ambitions can in great deal define the current state and future development of our pictorial art.
On one hand, the graduation works are performed within the boundaries of the educational program and are the final outcome; the result of combine efforts of student and teacher and the school in general. In this regard, they are called on to demonstrate those professional qualities and experience which the authors were able to acquire throughout six years of study at the institute.
In this year’s diploma work it’s possible to clearly define succession of traditions as well as a deep absorption of the best examples of classical heritage, which the oldest art school orients its students on. On the other hand, the diploma work is the first serious experience of independent solutions to creative challenges, the testing of personal strengths and abilities, not only professional but also personal. Through this particular quality, the works proposed at the exhibition allow us to judge the world understanding of the young authors, their human predilection in their ability to personally and figuratively embody their forethoughts. Ripeness and experience certainly comes with age but it is particularly in our youth that we form the basis of our personality’s emotionally-moral development.
Taking place at the actual workshop facility, the monumental exhibition is interesting in such way that you can witness all of its steps in conception; from the preparation of sketches to the placement of art work in the interior of the building.
The work exhibit of the graphic department bears testimony to the professional preparedness of the young artists, broad scope of their creative interests and their confident disposition of various graphical techniques. Linocuts, xylography, gravures, feather and pastel sketches, aquarelle, tempera, gouache – this is an incomplete list of various techniques and materials that were used by artists in their creations.
As for the graduates of the sculpture department, we can indisputably talk about the diversity of their interests, ease in depicting form and their expression of figurative language.
The scope of objectives of the future architects is also very broad. These are residential development projects and retail-entertainment complexes as well as landscape architecture.
Creations of graduates from the I.Y. Repin Institute all have a dissimilarity quality and vary in the difficulty of the selected subject. The overall artistic level of the works is definitely high and without a doubt, the majority of them will draw a response in the souls of the viewers.
The exhibit is open until July 26, 2009.