A large retrospect exhibition of Mikhail Larionov (1881–1964), one of the founders of Russian artistic Avant-garde and its acclaimed leader.
Empowered by a gift for painting and a talent of experimental researcher, from the very beginning of his career he was making an enormous impact on the formation and evolution of a new art of the 20th century. The master’s primitive-style works were the embodiment of the national version of Avant-garde. Larionov was a forefather of abstract art. His “proprietary” variant of non-figurative painting was called “Rayonism” (from the word “ray”).
There will be about 500 exhibits showcasing all the principal fields of the artist’s oeuvre, and also a wide range of interests of Larionov the collector.