The exhibition continues the series of sculptural mini-expositions from the museum’s storages.
New small-scale temporary exposition of sculpture is situated in the Gallery’s building on Krymsky Val. It’s devoted to the ideals of the Soviet epoch of 1930-50s. These ideals are strongly pronounced in sculpture of those years.
The sculptures of 1930s reflect the formation of a new soviet ‘pantheon’ with its heroes and particular iconography. “Metallurgist” by G.I.Movotilov became a “new classic” of soviet sculpture, with its connection between contemporary times and heroic style of the antiquity. This sculpture was exhibited in the Soviet pavilion at the 1937 World’s Fair in Paris.
About 20 selected works show the images of record-setters in work productive, sportsmen, actors and typical representatives of that time. More of the half of these sculptures is shown to the public for the first time.