Russian Art at the Irish Embassy
Photos courtesy Irish Embassy
On Friday, April 18, the Irish Embassy in Moscow hosted an informal cultural evening featuring the work of contemporary Russian artists. The diverse group represented at the exhibition ranged from young art students to those who have been working in the field for decades, from native Muscovites to those who hail from far corners of Russia, from veterans of a lifetime of gallery and museum exhibits to those showing their work for the first time. What they share, however, is the inspiration they draw from the Russian cultural tradition. The influences of such elements of Russia’s artistic history as ancient icon painting, the avant-garde of the early 20th century, and the positivism of socialist realism are discernable in the work of these contemporary talents. For more information on the event and the artists involved, contact Maria Naimushina at mailto:email@example.com..