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K. Istomin. A woman reading. Fragment. 1931

Results will be presented about 100 works.

From 2 October to 19 January in the Engineering building of the State Tretyakov gallery will take place exhibition of works by Soviet artist Konstantin Istomin.

He worked in different genres: he wrote portraits, landscapes, and still lifes. As a rule, the artist endured on canvas what he saw around him. For example, during a trip to the healing waters of the Caucasus Istomin has created several mountain landscapes and portraits of people in national costumes.

The result of traveling by steamer on the Kama steel paintings devoted to everyday life of fishermen. In the 1920-1930-ies Istomin worked in the apartment on Myasnitskaya, and in this period of his work is dominated by work, which depicts the view from the window, and the interior decor of the room.

In the Soviet Union Istomin was known not only as an artist but as a teacher in 1920-e years he was a Professor at VKhUTEMAS, and later — the Moscow art Institute named after V. I. Surikov and the Moscow polygraphic Institute. He was one of the few who tried to instill in the European experience of art education in the era of socialist realism.

Istomin has also created illustrations for books, sets and costumes for plays. They also can be seen at the exhibition.

The exposition includes about 100 works. In addition to the collection of the Tretyakov gallery, will also feature paintings Istomina from the Russian Museum, the Saratov art Museum named after A. N. Radishcheva, Kursk state picture gallery named after AA Deineka, Tver art gallery and private collections. Graphic works Istomina provided a gallery “the Ark”.

In addition, at the exhibition you can buy the book “Konstantin Istomin. The color in the window.” In addition to reproductions of the artist’s work, it contains previously unpublished personal letters to master and memories of him by his disciples.

A visit to the exhibition is included in the price of admission.

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