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Exhibition April 13 − July 2, 2017
Dmitry Zhilinsky. Inner circle
This year marks the 90th anniversary of the birth of one of the greatest contemporary artists of Russia Dmitri Dmitrievich Zhilinsky (1927-2015). To the anniversary date of the Tretyakov gallery opened a retrospective of the best works of the artist.
The exhibition "the inner circle"consists mainly of works the topics of which are of a personal nature. Žilina generally in his work, liked to portray people close to him: family, friends, and acquaintances.
Some critics consider the artist to the masters of "severe style", but he categorically denied it. As a painter, žilina went much further than his contemporaries. He turned to the heritage of ancient Russian icon painting, Italian and Northern Renaissance. His works are distinguished by an accurate description of the portrait parts, not only the main characters, but also heroes of the second and third plan. He paid great attention to every detail, hiding behind them a great story, with metaphors, symbols and allegories, while the "severe style" was based on the traditions of painting of the 1920-ies, with its conciseness and generalization.
Dmitry Zhilinsky was well known outside Russia primarily as a brilliant portraitist. In 1990-e years he wrote a series of formal portraits of members of the Danish Royal family. These works are now presented in the throne rooms of the Royal Palace in Copenhagen. Among the exhibits of the "inner circle" you can see the sketch of the portrait of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark.
Dmitry Zhilinsky has created his own unique creative style, delicate, exquisite. The paintings come alive relevant people, places, events – his "inner circle".

According to the website The state Tretyakov gallery.