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Russia's first retrospective of Haim Soutine opened in the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts

In the State Museum of Fine Arts named after A.S. Pushkin October 24, 2017 opened the first exhibition in Russia dedicated to the work of the brightest representative of the Paris School, the French artist of Russian origin Haim Solomonovich Soutine (1893−1943).The exhibition presents more than 60 works: paintings of Soutine himself, the work of old masters who influenced him, as well as works by contemporary artists, inspired by his paintings.
The exhibition was prepared in collaboration with the Orsay Museum and the Oranger Museum; also paintings for retrospectives at the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts came from the Louvre, the Pompidou Center, the Museum of Modern Art of Paris, the Picardy Museum. More than 20 works by Chaim Soutine were provided by private Russian collectors.A woman entering the water, Haim Solomonovich Sutin1931, 114 × 72 cmIn the exhibition you can see works from the Swiss collections: for example, the exhibition shows the early abstraction of Mark Rothko and the canvas of Francis Bacon in 1969 (Beyeler Foundation). Tate Gallery has contributed by providing works by the classic of British modern art, Frank Auerbach.Big hatHaim Solomonovich Sutin1924, 93 × 65.1 cm

Some facts from the biography of Chaim Soutine

About any picture of the artist - portrait, landscape, still life - you can say: "It hurts to watch." Chaim Soutine (Fr. Chaim Soutine; January 13, 1893, Smilovichi, Minsk Province of the Russian Empire - August 9, 1943, Paris, France), an artist who was born near Minsk in a poor Jewish family and became one of the most prominent figures of the Paris School.
... Interrupting in all available ways, Haim Soutine in 1913 gets the opportunity to go to Paris. There he settled in the complex for poor artists "Beehive", where he met with Marc Chagall, Fernand Leger, Robert Delone.
... Countryman Soutine Osip Zadkin told the famous expressionist Modigliani about the "strange Soutine." Amadeo Modigliani caught fire immediately go to get acquainted. They opened the door of the workshop, saw the artist in front of a blank canvas. He looked at it for a long time, then took a brush and put on several strokes - it seemed that blood gushed out of the canvas, Modigliani even cried out. Subsequently, he and Amadeo Modigliani became close friends.

Red gladiolusesHaim Solomonovich Sutin1919, 56 × 46 cm ... Poet Mark Talov, who lived for some time in an apartment with Soutine, remembers how the constantly undernourished artist brought food from the shop, and, suffering from hunger, he first painted it and only then ate. Maybe that’s why fish seem to be tormented by hellish torments on his still lifes?
... In 1922, Soutine brought about 200 paintings to Paris - still lifes, landscapes, portraits - all his life he worked only in these three genres. They were seen by American collector Albert Barnes and was shocked. He purchased 50 paintings. “Soutine is a greater artist than Van Gogh,” Barnes declared categorically. In May 1940, the Jew Soutine was in danger. At that time, he had a chance to leave for the United States, but he said: “There are no trees in America that could be painted!” Later, the question of trees will not be as relevant as the question of saving lives, but the opportunity has already been lost ... Read the full text of the biography of Chaim Soutine in Arthive. Green dress Haim Solomonovich Sutin1922, 91.7 × 60 cmStill life with skate Haim Solomonovich Sutin1923, 91.4 × 81.3 cmThe first Soutine's monographic exhibition was held in June 1927 in the Gallery of Henri Bing, on the most prestigious artistic street of Paris of that time - Boesy. The catalog for it has not been published, however, Soutine’s biographer Michel LeBren-Franzaroli believes that about 20 works were presented, including one of the options “Calf Carcasses” and “Still Life with a Skate”. Pictures with these names today, 90 years later, can be seen by visitors of Chaim Soutin’s retrospective at the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts. A. S. Pushkin.Street in KanHaim Solomonovich Sutin1923, 55.5 × 46.4 cmExhibition “Chaim Soutine. Retrospective "in the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts. Pushkin is open until January 21, 2018.Arthiv: read us in Telegram and look on Instagram: Title Chaim Soutine. Landscape The development of the genre from antiquity to the present day: how did religion and the invention of oil painting techniques contribute to the formation of the genre in Europe and why is the Hudson River so important? Read more Кань. 1924−1925. Prepared according to the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts. Pushkin and own publications Arthive.