"Masterpieces of Twentieth-Century Art from the Albertina Collection"
in the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg
until January 12, 2014
Fifty five paintings and graphic works by leading Western European artists of the 20th century are on display. The range of exhibited works covers the period from Cubism to Constructivism, and the special emphasis is placed on Expressionism and The School of Paris.
The Albertina is one of the oldest museums in Austria. Its collections include drawings and prints from the late Middle Ages to the present.
The basis of the Hermitage exhibition goes to the famous works performed by Expressionist art associations such as "Die Brücke" and "Der Blaue Reiter".
The Art of Expressionism sought to convey the emotional state of the artist, his keen perception of reality, the immediate reaction to the events of today.
Key works by Edvard Munch, Max Beckmann, Lyonel Feininger and Pablo Picasso enrich the wide exhibition of Expressionism. Equally important are the paintings of the artists who worked in France. Close to the Expressionism were Chaim Soutine, Georges Rouault, Amedeo Modigliani .
The exhibition of the "20th century masterpieces from the collection of the Albertina museum" marks the beginning of Russian-Austrian cultural seasons in 2013-2014.