The Owner of the Red Horse. The Gift from Kazimira Basevich to the Russian Museums

Main Building, Yekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts
august 09 september 30

The masterpiece by Petrov-Vodkin “The Bathing the Red Horse” and a whole series of exhibits from the Tretyakov Gallery were brought to Yekaterinburg with the support of Alfa-Bank.

The exhibition is dedicated to the collection of works by Russian artists of the turn of the XIX and XX centuries from the famous Leningrad collection of Kazimira Konstantinovna Basevich (1898-1973). In 1961, K. Basevich donated to the Tretyakov Gallery ten works. Among those painting was one of the iconic masterpieces of Russian art of the XX century – “The Bathing of the Red Horse” by Konstantin Petrov-Vodkin. Later, in her will K. Basevich appointed the Tretyakov Gallery as the recipient of further 24 art works. In 2017, the Yekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts received a large amount of paintings, graphics, sculptures, decorative and applied art from the collection of K. Basevich. Some of them are presented at the exhibition as well.

Fully transformed exhibition hall will present more than 70 paintings, drawings, sculptures and selected pieces of decorative and applied arts and furniture from three museum collections. The artist list includes such famous names as Nicholas Roerich, Boris Kustodiev, Mikhail Vrubel, Alexander Benois and others. And, of course, the gem of the collection shall be “The Bathing the Red Horse” by Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin. All of the items will presented within a single exhibition space for the first time.

This is a joint project of Alfa-Bank, the Yekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts, the State Tretyakov Gallery and the Irkutsk Regional Art Museum. The exhibition will be a tribute to the memory of three generations of the Bacevich-Lotharev family, who enriched Russian museums with their collection

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