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  • Portrait of the Artist’s Wife. 1953 Oil on canvas. 85х70 Property of the artist
  • Family of the Artist. The Chernyshevs. 1999 Tempera and levkas on flakeboard. 80х100 The Russian Museum
  • Family by the Sea. 1964 Oil on flakeboard.125х90 The Tretyakov Gallery
  • Svyatoslav Richter Playing. 1985 Tempera on flakeboard.200х150 The Russian Museum
  • Man with a Slain Dog.1976 Tempera on flakeboard.117,5х67,5 Property of the Artist
  • Self-Portrait in Spain.1991 Tempera on fibreboard.75х60 Private collection, Moscow
  • God with Us (Dios Con Nosotros).1991 Tempera on canvas. 195х130 The Russian Museum
  • Venera on Cyprus.2005 Tempera on fibreboard.90х52 Property of the Artist
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14 November 2012 - 25 February 2013
Benois Wing

For the first time in Saint-Petersburg the large-scale solo exhibition of the famous modern Russian artist will take place. Dmitry Zhilinsky had received fame and recognition at the first half of the 1960’s that was a turning point in the history of Soviet art that was connected with significant changes in its stylistic and ethical program. The exposition will include more than 80 paintings and graphic works from the collections of the Russian Museum, the Institute of Russian Realist Art, the Russian Academy of Art as well as the works from the artist's studio and private collections. These works will demonstrate a broad retrospective of Dmitry Zhilinsky’s creative oeuvre. The content of the latter is the comprehension of the high tradition of art of the European Renaissance and Old Russian painting. All this is reflected not only in the image decision of his paintings and in the use of symbols connected with Christian iconography, but also in the technique and in the approach to the process of execution of painting that is characteristic for the so-called old artists. In the images of his loved ones, of the cultural figures of past and our contemporaries such as artists, musicians, sportsmen, in the usual scenes of everyday life and even in tragedy scenes Dmitry Zhilinsky always approves eternal ideals of harmony, brighten beauty and spiritual nobility of a man.