Saturday 19 June 2021

“They tried to bury us, they didn’t know we were seeds”
Dinos Christianopoulos

Flowers are one of the most represented natural subjects in painting. They have always represented Beauty and are perceived as symbols of joy and love, but, more than simply decorative, floral images have also helped to convey ideas. "Flower Power" is an emblematic slogan of the 1960s counterculture, which made flowers powerful symbols of peace and rebirth.
According with this concept, we chose the title of this exhibition, which embraces the diversity of flowers through completely different styles, sensitivities and techniques.
Different artists, Russian and Italian, for a single subject: flowers, whether they are cut, as in still lifes, or living in a landscape, whether they are bright chromatic explosions or delicate small spots of color in a meadow.
The exhibition includes, among the Russians, the works of Georgij Moroz (1937-2015), Gleb Savinov (1915 - 2000), Maya Kopitzeva (1924 - 2005), Boris Lavrenko (1920 - 2001) and, among the Italians, those by Enzo Faraoni (1920 - 2017) and Giulio Da Milano (1895-1990). In addition, a series of refined watercolors/drawings that were part of a full-bodied sketchbook of the late nineteenth century.

Selection of works in the current exhibition

Flowers. Album of botanical subjects - FLOWER POWER
Flowers. Album of botanical subjects (Album 1)
Garden (L-301)
Bunch of flowers - FLOWER POWER
Bunch of flowers (B-42)
White lilac - FLOWER POWER
White lilac (Kop-28)
Sunflowers - FLOWER POWER
Sunflowers (M-584)
White peonies - FLOWER POWER
White peonies (L-286)
Still life with flowers - FLOWER POWER
Still life with flowers (80-3)