Exhibition “Vek Erte” opened in ROSIZO

The basis of the exposition was colored engravings created by the master in the late period of his work. The exhibition was complemented by bronze sculpture, objects of arts and crafts, magazines and covers of the 1910-1930s, as well as theatrical sketches, which exist in a single copy.

For the first time, the public is presented with a complete digital archive – 200 magazine covers by Roman Tyrtov.

The exhibition includes more than 80 items from private collections and state museums, including the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, the House of Russian Diaspora named after. A. Solzhenitsyn, Museum-Estate “Arkhangelskoe”, as well as the theater “Helikon-Opera”.

– Roman Tyrtov left behind a rich cultural heritage that will serve as a model of taste, harmony and style for many generations of our descendants. His illustrations for glamor magazines, costumes, sculptures and drawings are perfect. They kindle in our souls such a necessary light today and inspire confidence that it is beauty that will save the world. I am pleased to present a new exhibition and wish everyone a pleasant experience, – said Olga Galaktionova, Director General of ROSIZO.

The talent of Roman Tyrtov – graphics, fashion designer, costume designer, set designer, sculptor, jeweler – brilliantly manifested itself in every area and captivated the public with the novelty of artistic techniques, the skill of a draftsman.

Photo: ROSIZO press service

The maestro owes his impeccable taste to his native St. Petersburg, where he received his first lessons in professional skills. It was from here that 19-year-old Erte, following his dream, went to Paris to become one of the most famous and successful artists in the world.

The exhibition is open from June 2 to July 30, 2023.

Direct speech

Andrey Raikin, exhibition curator:

– The name of Erte is well-known abroad and undeservedly forgotten here in Russia. But this man influenced the formation of the Art Deco era, its unique style, opened its new facets, diversity. The first two decades of his life he lived in St. Petersburg. At the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, this city was full of interesting cultural life, and the young Roman Tyrtov absorbed the richness and splendor of St. Petersburg culture. It was this baggage that allowed him to become a classic of the art of the twentieth century, each work of which is a hymn to the beauty of the human body, an exciting game of imagination.

Source: Российская газета by rg.ru.

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