New exhibition "Big Names" will be presented during the VIII International Artists Assembly "The Plastov's Fall" in the Ulyanovsk region

The first part's exposition will open at 16:00 on 18 September in the showroom of the art museum (Novy Venets Boulevard, ¾), and the second part will be available at 15:30 on 19 September in the Museum of Fine Arts of XX-XXI Centuries (Tolstoy St., 51).


“With assistance of the Governor Sergey Morozov, the International Artists Assembly "The Plastov's Fall" has been hosting meetings with famous artists – people who support traditions of world and national classical art - for Ulyanovsk residents since 2011. Over seven years during which the most distinguished and honored masters of painting, sculpture and graphics from Russia and the CIS countries gathered in Ulyanovsk, more than thirty of them have become winners of the International Award named after A. A. Plastov in the field of fine arts. Color autolithographies by Nikolay Voronkov, a graphic artist and a professor of the Surikov Moscow State Academic Art Institute, will have a special place at the Big Names exhibition. He has brought up a large number of excellent experts. The exhibition will also demonstrate works by Zurab Tsereteli, a native of Georgia and the President of the Russian Academy of Arts, and Tahir Salahov, an Azerbaijani and Russian painter and one of the founders and representatives of the so-called "severe style" of the 1960s years”, - said Evgeny Sidorov, Acting Minister of Art and Cultural Policy of the Ulyanovsk region.

The highlight of the exhibition includes works of local artists, winners of the International Award named after A. A. Plastov in the field of fine arts. The audience will see paintings by Victor Safronov, Yury Pantsyrev, and Stanislav Slesarsky, as well as sculptures by Anatoly Klyuev.

There will also be works by some of the most famous masters such as Yefrem Zverkov, Victor Ivanov, Valentin Sidorov, and Tkachyov brothers, whose art is similar to Arkady Plastov's in its self-sacrificing love to the Russian countryside. This generation of artists also includes Anatoly Levitin, a St. Petersburg graphic artist, and Vladimir Pereyaslavets, a Soviet and Russian painter. Ulyanovsk сitizens will be the first to see an exhibit by the famous sculptor Mikhail Pereyaslavets: the portrait of his father created a few days before the father's death.

Artists of 1970-1980s are represented by Sergey Gavrilyachenko, Anatoly Lyubavin, Alexey Sukhovetsky, and Dmitry Belyukin. Paintings by Aleksandra Radevich and Elena Stepura will demonstrate the younger generation of artists. Traditions of the oldest Novgorod school of iconography are reflected in works of Dmitry Zhuravlev, a painter who has been living and working in Veliky Novgorod for several decades.

Events of the VIII International Artists Assembly "The Plastov's Fall" are traditionally a part of the programme of the VIII International Cultural Forum of Creative Industries, which will take place in Ulyanovsk in September under the guidance of UNESCO.