The graphic art of for wall painting. Sketches of monumental paintings of 19th to early 20th centuries

Tretyakov Gallery, Lavrushinsky Lane, 10, halls 49-54
Victor Borisov-Musatov. Spring tale. 1905
Watercolour and graphite pencil on paper. 40,3 x 96,5. Tretyakov Gallery
Michael Vrubel. Walking on the water. Sketch of wall painting. 1890
Paper on cardboard, watercolor, white, ink, Italian pencil. 59 x 66. The sheet is glued from 4 parts. Tretyakov Gallery
Zinaida Serebryakova. Siam. 1916
Tempera on cardboard. 51 x 51. Tretyakov Gallery
Zinaida Serebryakova. India. 1916
Tempera on cardboard. 51 x 51. Tretyakov Gallery
Michael Vrubel. The head of an angel. 1889
Fragment of the composition "Resurrection" Paper, watercolor, charcoal pencil, graphite pencil. 26,1 x 31. The Tretyakov Gallery

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Colourful sketches of large format, intended to be implement in vast wall surfaces, convey the potential of large forms. They excel in plastic virtuosity, precision and beauty of form.

The sketches of monumental paintings have traditionally been the focus of attention while the collection of the Tretyakov Gallery was formed.

This genre represents visual documents of the epochs past, which allows us to reconstruct unrealized ideas, enriches our understanding of the history and stylistic variants of mural painting, conveys the changes of architects and purchasers’ tastes, and sometimes a change of distinctive periods in art.

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