1 December 2023 @ 10:00 - 21 January 2024 @ 19:00
The evocative patterns of light that winter can create are the main theme of the works on display.
The authors who capture its magic are, for the most part, among the most representative exponents of the Post-Impressionism of the Russian schools of Moscow and Saint Petersburg, including Georgij Moroz (1937 – 2015), Boris Lavrenko (1920 – 2001), Leonid Vaichlia (1922 – 2013), Maya Kopitzeva (1924 – 2005), Dmitry Kosmin (1925 – 2003). These are artists whose great familiarity with winter allows them to represent this theme in all its facets, from the most poetic to the most joyful shades.
The originality of this aspect makes the pictorial itinerary proposed in the exhibition particularly interesting, showing very different subjects: landscapes covered by a white blanket that makes the atmosphere enchanted, the light that refracts on the snow creating unexpected sparkles, children playing regardless of the bitter cold, urban settings and small whitewashed villages, people wrapped in what is perceived as a muffled silence.
Regardless of what they depict, these works present themselves as emotional scenographies, in which nature becomes the reflection of the spectator’s moods.