The exhibition in the large halls of the Museum of the St. Petersburg Avant-Garde presents the works of Mikhail Vasilyevich Matyushin from the funds of the State Museum of the History of St. Petersburg, as well as the work of contemporary artists, in whose work the ideas of the organic school were developed.
The paintings and sculptures created by Larisa Astrain, Natalya Vatenina, Alexey Gostintsev, Elena Gritsenko, Vladimir Zagorov, Gennady Zubkov, Vladimir Igumnov, Nikolai Karlykhanov, Svetlana Karlykhanova, Nikolay Kiselev, Anna Lunevskaya, Alexander Maslova, Olga Moorova, Olga Moraha, Olga Mora Nosov, Tatyana Tulicheva, Mikhail Tsarush unites attention to the problems of color combinations, shaping and perception of space.
The exhibition is dedicated to the memory of Mikhail Vasilyevich Matyushin (1861-1934), an artist, musician, teacher and art theorist who played a significant role in the development of Russian avant-garde art. In the 1910s, he took an active part in the activities of the futuristic movement. In the 1920s, he headed the “Workshop of spatial realism” at the former Academy of Arts and, together with a group of students, was engaged in the study of the spatial and color environment in painting. In those same years, the main ideas of the organic direction were formulated, at the origins of which stood Mikhail Matyushin and his wife Elena Genrikhovna Guro (1877-1913), an artist and poet.