november 13 2019 january 12 2020
Eduard Steinberg. Composition ("A-Ya"). 1970
Tretyakov Gallery
Vladimir Andreyenkov. Transformation number 10. 1962
Tretyakov Gallery
Vladimir Andreyenkov. Transformation number 12. 1962
Tretyakov Gallery
Vladimir Nemukhin. Black card table. 1990
Tretyakov Gallery
Alexander Yulikov. Black square. 1983 (2000)
Tretyakov Gallery

Geometric abstraction is a form of abstract art based on the creation of an artistic image by combining various geometric shapes, coloured planes, straight and broken lines.

In the national art of the mid-1950s, the resort to abstract art was widespread in the “unofficial” environment. Artists of the then young generation were getting acquainted with the language of geometric abstraction from the followers of Russian avant-garde artists or were discovering different art by visiting the storerooms of the Tretyakov Gallery and reading magazines brought from the West.

The Moscow school of geometric abstraction is diverse in its manifestations; each of the masters contributed his own peculiarities to its development: Vladimir Andreenkov, Ruben Apresyan, Tatyana Badanina, Alexey Kamensky, Alyona Kirtsova, Vladimir Nemukhin, Eduard Steinberg, Aleksandr Yulikov, Valery Yurlov. The exhibition will feature the works of eight authors who worked in various forms of visual art – in painting, drawing, sculpture, objects and media.


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