Royal Academy – The Russian Paintings
A day out yesterday, to the Royal Academy to see some of the paintings we’ve never seen before.
From Russia: French and Russian Master Paintings 1870–1925 from Moscow and St Petersburg
The exhibition presents modern masterpieces drawn from Russia’s principal collections: the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Art and the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow and the State Hermitage Museum and the State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg.
The biggest surprise was the colour and vibrancy of Matisse’s The Dance; but there were many other paintings on show, by Braque, Picasso, Monet, Manet, Pissarro, Chagall, Kandinsky, Cézanne, Van Gogh, Gauguin and others, including a section devoted to Russian Cubo-Futurism.
The exhibition will remain at the Royal Academy of Arts until the 18th April.