The exhibition is devoted to the Russian art of the 18th
beginning of the 21 centuries where the significant and versatile theme of
outskirt received the various interpretation. The exposition includes about 100
paintings, graphic works, sculptures and applied art works from the collection
of the Russian Museum.
The concept of outskirt is revealed at the exhibition variously, sometimes
unexpectedly, depending on the task that each of the artists set himself. The
range of these meanings is very wide - from the depiction of the everyday
occasions that take part on the outskirt of a large town to the image of
outskirt as a philosophic concept connected with the reflections about homeland
or the fate of a Man in the world. In the exposition the chamber motifs such as
the images of the working-class district or the scenes of a regular life in
provincial towns are presented together with imposing panoramas of the Russian
nature and the works devoted to the theme of wandering or the motif of the
overcoming of Russian edgeless expanses. The significant role here plays the
artistic comprehension of problem of communication between the centre and
outlying areas and the motif of a board between the natural world and the world
created by a man. The exposition unites the works by important masters (F.Alekseev,
A.Martynov, I.Ermenev, A.Orlovsky, I. Kramskoy, M.Chagall, R.Falk, N.Goncharova,
A.Lentulov, P.Nikonov, G.Korgev and others) and less known artists,
presenting different trends and stages of the development of Russian art.
The exhibition is
supported by Sistema Finance Investments, OJSC Mobile TeleSystems and OJSC Severstal .