Kazan Russia Art
For many travelers who have never visited Russia, one thing is not clear: there is no Kremlin, even if it usually gets the most attention in Moscow. Russian cities of a certain size have their own version of the Kremlin (which means citadel in Russian). The Russian city of Moscow, home to some of Russia's most famous monuments, including the White House and the State Duma, but not the Kremlin.
The Kremlin remains an important compositional point in the city of Kazan, and architectural monuments are perceived as ensembles due to their stylistic diversity. The urban fabric of Kazan and the Kremlin forms a central part of Kaz, where the citadel is the heart of the composition and the centre of the cityscape.
Sergey Pivovaro / Getty Images Kazan, like many other Russian cities, offers a variety of festivals and other cultural events throughout the year, many of which are international and cosmopolitan in nature. The city is much smaller than Moscow and St. Petersburg and has a diverse cultural scene that competes with its better-known rivals. Culture lovers can enjoy world-famous performances at the Bolshoi Theatre and are spoilt for choice.
History lovers can refresh their knowledge of Russian history from the time of Ivan the Terrible to the present in one of the many museums in Kazan. Visitors can admire the charming architecture and visit the bazaars in bloom, or brush up on their knowledge of Russian history.
The Tretyakov Gallery of the Russian Museum exceeds the breadth of its collection with over 400 graphic works, including 25 original drawings. This eclectic collection ranges from 13th century icons to abstract paintings that stand out from the rest of the collection of more than 1,000 works of art in Kazan. It is one of the largest collections of contemporary art in Russia, covering the period from the 15th to the early 20th century.
The department was founded with the support of some of the greatest names in Russian art history, including Mikhail Vreshchagin, Mikhail Kuznetsov and avant-garde masters such as Giorgio Armani, Matisse, Picasso, Monet, Gauguin and others. The department has holdings from the late 19th and early 20th centuries to the mid-20th century. A long professional relationship between the Kazan Art Museum and its curator led to Lehman being entrusted with a large collection of works by artists such as Yevgeny Kudryashov, Alexander Krasnoyarsky, Ekaterinburg, Vyacheslav Kravchenko, Alexei Vashkin, Vladimir Kostenko and many others, as well as a number of contemporary artists.
Regular exhibitions and exhibitions showed various works of art that would further promote Russian art. Soviet art, including works by artists such as Alexander Krasnoyarsky, Vyacheslav Kravchenko, Alexei Vashkin, Vladimir Kostenko, and many others, was also on display. Some of them are still in the collection of the Kazan Art Museum and in a number of other museums around the world.
Russian art, which was characterized by a variety of genres and styles in the first half of the 19th century, is well represented in the museum. The genre of landscape from the golden era is also associated with a variety of styles, from academia and romanticism, ranging from Impressionism to symbolism. It includes over 600 original drawings and watercolors representing works by artists such as Alexander Krasnoyarsky, Vyacheslav Kravchenko, Alexei Vashkin, Vladimir Kostenko and many others. Kamenev and Vereshchagin represent the work of some of the most famous Russian artists as well as artists from other countries.
You will notice that Russian art is still attracting great interest, not only in Russia but also in the rest of the world.
It is one of the oldest sections of the museum and was founded when it was moved from the house of Alexander Sandetsky. A large part of this comes from donations from private collectors, some of which have also been extended and enriched. The same collection forms the basis for the research department "Russian Art" in the Russian Art Museum. It consists of a collection of more than 100,000 works of art from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan and other countries.
The museum also houses works by two artists closely connected to the region: Ivan Shishkin, who was born in Yelabuga, Kazan Province, and Vladimir Kuznetsov, who comes from Krasnoyarsk. Most of the works in the museum's founding collection, as well as many works in the research department, come from a collection of the Kazen Art School. In 2015, it was the site of one of the most important exhibitions of contemporary art in Russia, the Triennial of Contemporary Art, in which it participated.
In 1969 the first Russian art department was established in Geneva, and in the post-war period this "Russian Painting" department was supplemented by works from the collection of the Kazen Art School and the National Art Museum in Kazan, as well as other museums in Russia and abroad. A quiet, snow-covered landscape, traversed by troika tracks, became the first picture to break the 1,000 hp mark at a Russian art sale, which was realized in 2004 at 1,125,250 hp. A number of other works by artists such as Vladimir Kuznetsov and Ivan Shishkin were quickly sold.