State Museum of fine arts named after A. S. Pushkin opened an exhibition "Chaim Soutine. Retrospective". This is the first in Russia exhibition devoted to the work of the brightest of the French artist of Russian origin Chaim Soutine (1893-1943).
Soutine's paintings are imbued with the spirit of French painting. The master was able to choose the most advanced ideas of artists from different eras and combine to create your own unique product, in which notes of old European painting is closely intertwined with the expressiveness and dramatic modern art. And at the same time the artist's works show a clear admiration for the skill of Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn.
Incredible works of Chaim Soutine became a source of inspiration for many artists of later generations. Francis bacon, Frank Auerbach, Jackson Pollock, mark Rothko learned from Soutine's painting techniques and his unique manner to apply paint on the canvas.
The exhibition includes 64 artworks, which are divided into three sections: "Portrait", "still life" and "Landscape". In each section of the Soutine painting, the old masters, had an influence on him, as well as works by contemporary artists inspired by his paintings.