20th February 2019
From Chagall to Malevich, Fundación MAPFRE
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Fundación MAPFRE revisits Russian artists

On 9 February, Fundación MAPFRE opens a new exhibition in Madrid dedicated to Russian artists working at the turn of the 20th century, and who drastically changed their approach just years before the revolution that transformed their nation.

Entitled From Chagall to Malevich: Art in Revolution, the show features 90 works as well as a variety of publications that highlight the significant work being done at the end of the 19th century and start of the 20th by artists including Marc Chagall and Kazimir Malevich.

From Chagall to Malevich, Fundación MAPFRE
‘Suprematism’, 1915-1916. Kazimir Malevich. (The Krasnodar Regional Art Museum named after F.A. Kovalenko, 2018, provided with assistance from the State Museum and Exhibition Center ROSIZO)

These two men represent drastically different schools of avant-garde painting from the period when Russia established itself at the forefront of radical and modern art movements, foreshadowing the upheavals that would come in October 1917.

In total, close to 30 artists are included in the show, among them a notable number of women such as Natalia Goncharova and Lyubov Popova.

Graphic design also plays a key role in this study of Russian art, as a sector that was subject to extensive change during the time covered.

The exhibition is produced by Fundación MAPFRE and curated by Jean-Louis Prat in conjunction with the Grimaldi Forum Monaco.

When: 9 March to 5 May

Where: Fundación MAPFRE, Paseo de Recoletos, 23

More info: fundacionmapfre.org

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