This major exhibition will explore the relationship between traditional Russian icon paintings and the art of the avant-garde movement in the late 19th and early 20th century.
Avant-garde artists borrowed heavily from religious icons, abstracting and re-imagining icons for their own times and agendas. With works by Malevich, Tatlin, Rodchenko, Goncharova, and many others, the exhibition will give a fascinating insight into how different aspects of icons – romantic, poetic, Christian, mystical, political – were highlighted at different times, in keeping with the changing pre-occupations of contemporary artists.
Assumption of a Saint, 1907/08, by Kasimir Malevich (1879–1935), Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam Collection
Icon of St. Procopius of Ustiug, first half 16th century, tempera on panel, The State Tretyakov Gallery
VISITING AND TICKETS
Tickets will be on sale in summer 2022.
Members and Patrons will have access to a priority booking period and exclusive preview day.