The painting reflects a Romantic vision of reality and social optimism in Soviet Russia during the 1920s – beginning of the 1930s. Viliams’ work absolutely corresponds to the balance understood to exist between the future and the present in culture of the day. We behold what seems like a photograph of “virtual reality” of those years, capturing the headlong race of life form the past to the present, from the peasant horse to the “iron horse,” from an agrarian country to an industrial power, from the dark past to a “bright future”. The elongated chassis of the cars as they are transformed by movement, the diagonal of the road – all this endow the composition with a dynamic and create the feeling of speed. The impression of what has been seen is splendidly conveyed by lines from the novel entitled the Golden Calf by Ilf and Petrov (1931): “Real life flew past joyously blaring and flashing its lacquered wings.”
December 30, 2017 (Saturday) - the exhibitions are open for visitors as usual.
December 31, 2017 (Sunday) - the exhibitions are open for visitors:
- The Tretyakov Gallery in Lavrushinsky Lane (Main Building and Engineering Building) and the New Tretyakov - until 18.00 (last admission until 17.00).
- Apollinary Vasnetsov Memorial Flat and Victor Vasnetsov Museum - until 17.00 (last admission until 16.00).
January 1, 2018 (Monday) - exhibitions are closed for visiting.
The Tretyakov Gallery in Lavrushinsky Lane (Main Building and Engineering Building) and the New Tretyakov are open for visits from January 2 to 7, working hours as usual. January 8 - day off.
Apollinary Vasnetsov Memorial Flat and Victor Vasnetsov Museum are open for visits from January 3 to 7 as usual, on January 8 and 9 - day off.
Congratulations on the upcoming holidays and we are waiting in the halls of the Tretyakov Gallery!
(with valid ID)