The Institute of Russian Realist Art
The Museum and Exhibition complex was opened in December 2011 in one of the ancient buildings of the former cotton-printing factory, built in Zamoskvorechie in the late XIX century. Art collection is considered today as one of the best painting collections of the national realist school of the ХХ century.
Three floors of exhibition space with a total area of over 4,500 square meters represents nearly 500 works of Russian and Soviet art.
The halls of the third floor show one of the most significant parts of the Museum collection i.e. Soviet painting of the first half of the XX century. There are works of outstanding masters of Russian art, such as Arkady Plastov, Sergey Gerasimov, Alexander Deineka, Yury Pimenov, George Nyssky, Isaac Brodsky and other artists.
On the second floor of the exhibition complex there is the collection of Soviet artist works dated of the second half of the XX century. The exhibition consists of works by the greatest artists of “the sixties years”, including folk artists, active members of the Russian Academy of arts Gely Korzhev, brothers Sergey and Alexey Tkachevs, Viktor Ivanov, Petr Ossovsky, Dmitry Zhilinsky, Tair Salakhov. Painters of this generation inherited the traditions of Russian artistic culture, many of these artists, such as Victor Popkov, devoted their creations to the dramatic conflicts in the modern life of the country in all their complexity and contradictions.
Halls of the first floor give a wide understanding of the contemporary artistic life of Russia. The museum composition includes the artistic works of the Moscow school of painting and to that belonged artists as Victor Kalinin, Alexey Sukhovetsky, Vladimir Telin, Nikolay Zaytsev, Vyacheslav Stekolshikov, Nikolay Solomin; the paintings of prominent Leningrad painters Andrey Mylnikov, Evsey Moiseenko, Boris Ugarov and Vyacheslav Zagoneka; works of Vladimir City artists, including Kim Britov, Vladimir Yukin, Mikhail Izotov. In addition, the ground floor presents the work of artists from Kostroma, Yaroslavl, Vologda, Vyatka, Sergiev Posad, Krasnoyarsk, Nizhny Novgorod and other Russian cities.