Kustodiev is known as an original chronicler of merchant life. In the Soviet period, the artist turned to the topic of revolution. Kustodiev, confined to a wheelchair, could observe the events of the February Revolution of 1917 only from the window. He wrote about his impressions: “It is still in full swing here, the streets are still full of people ... I have never complained so much about my life which does not allow me to go out into the street – after all, you have to wait for “such” a street for ages”. Kustodiev perceived a revolution as a spontaneous, gigantic, popular revolt. The artist expressed his perception in the symbolic image of a peasant man’s mighty figure with a banner in his hands, towering over the city and people. According to the master, he wanted to express “the spontaneous in Bolshevism”.
Every Wednesday you can visit for free the permanent exhibition "The Art of the Twentieth Century" in the New Tretyakov (Krymsky Val, 10).
Please note the opening times for the Tretyakov Gallery over the holidays.
November 4 (Sunday) - the exhibitions are open for visitors as usual.
November 5 (Monday) - the exhibitions are open for visitors from 10.00 till 18.00 (last admission until 17.00).
November 4 - the exhibitions are open for visitors as usual.
November 5 (Monday) - the exhibitions are closed.
Congratulations on the upcoming holidays and we are waiting in the halls of the Tretyakov Gallery!
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