You can also buy a gallery guide in advance. The richly illustrated, 36-page catalogue introduces you to the Repin exhibition.
Repin in Ateneum Art Museum 19.3.–29.8.2021
Ilya Repin (1844–1930) is one of the most famous Russian artists in Finland. He spent the last years of his life at Kuokkala in Terijoki, Finland, and many of his masterpieces, including the Barge Haulers on the Volga, are familiar to Finns from reproductions and stories. Yet no exhibition covering Repin’s entire career has been held in Finland in this millennium. That need has now
been met by this show in the Ateneum Art Museum, which loosely follows the events of Repin’s career.
Repin lived in a time of great change in the history of Russia, including the liberation of serfs in 1861, the emergence of Russian intelligentsia, the rise and fall of the emperor’s absolute power and the transition to Soviet Communism in 1918. These changes played a major role in Repin’s realist work, the main concern of which was the depiction of the intrinsic characteristics of individuals and the nation. He became a brilliant portraitist and superb painter of the Russian soul.
The exhibition features more than 130 works spanning a period of over sixty years, most of them now on show for the first time in Helsinki. The exhibition is organised by the Ateneum Art Museum and Petit Palais, Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris/Paris Musées in collaboration with State Tretyakov Gallery and State Russian Museum.
Kustantaja: Kansallisgalleria, Ateneumin taidemuseo, 2021.
Koko 16,5 x 16,5 cm, 36 sivua.