For thousands of years people, comprehending world around, created its images from rock paintings to Titian and Velasquez, Raphael and Levitan's creations. Epochs changed, states arose and disappeared, and artists continued to sing of beauty, putting traditions of a realistic genre into painting.
Today the world abounds with achievements of high information technology which have strongly entered into our life. Human being constantly searches for something new that can satisfy its versatily developed mind.
As people develop, so does art, progressing, constantly keeps up to date. The realism in painting is moving and developing along.
In the history of painting attempts to bury realism as a genre were repeatedly undertaken, to hand over it in breakage, to declare it a hopelessly out-of-date antique. The realism in painting is alive and moreover - is actual and modern!
The modern realism continues to reflect, excite and transform.
The purpose of this exhibition is to present original works of both young generation and artists-realists who have already declared about themselves, as well as the heirs of this genre. It is a question of those who not simply uses the richest inheritance of realistic school of painting, and searches for the ways to aspire and to rethink traditions, but to find new courses and decisions which are conformable to dynamics of the modern life.
The exhibition includes the works executed in the best realistic traditions, and works which reflect creative search of new form, in particular, Maria Zaikina's film «Landscape with the House» will be presented.