An exhibition “Kazan architectural artistic studios – vanguard of 1920s” opened in State Museum of Fine Arts in Kazan. The histrory of Kazan art school develoment at the beginning of 20th century and the rise of national fine arts are rpesented in 4 exposition halls of the museum.
“Architectural artistic studios” – is the name for Kazan fine arts school founded in 1895. Later on an art college was formed based on the school. These studios became the center of seek for something modern, brand new and the center of innovative approaches to painting.
The 2 halls are fully devoted to paintings of 1917-1930. Here are the creations of Constantin Chebotarev, Pavel Surikov, Gregory Medvedev, Vassily Timofeyev and others exposed. There are also the works of first Tatar artists Baky Urmanche, Shakir Mulhamajanov and Zaky Mukhametshin to be seen.
Albums and posters made by the arstists of the studios are in a separate hall. Here are the works of Fayk Tagirov, Illarion Pleshinsky, and Nikola Shikalov.
Water-color paintings and pencil drawings by Constantin Egorov, Michael Barashev, and Jagraf Bulat are exposed in another hall.