Exhibition "Personalities - Zurab Tsereteli" automatic translate
с 26 Июня
по 29 Сентября
Государственный музей Лихтенштейна
Zurab Konstantinovich Tsereteli was born on January 4, 1934 in Tbilisi (Georgia). For the first time in Liechtenstein, a personal exhibition of the artist, timed to coincide with his 85th birthday, will be held as part of a cultural exchange with the support of the Moscow Museum of Modern Art. The exhibition will feature paintings and drawings, whose subjects are based on traditions, folklore, myths and religious motifs. Different facets of the artist’s personality, both hidden from the eyes and public, show their depth in apparent simplicity. Zurab Tsereteli, President of the Russian Academy of Arts, is one of the largest contemporary artists. He received many awards, received the title of UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador and the Knightly Order of the Legion of Honor (France). Recently, he was also awarded the Dostlug Order of Friendship from Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev.
First of all, the artist is known for his impressive monumental sculptures and monuments located in different parts of the world. Busts of Yuri Gargarin and Lev Tolstoy adorn squares in Montevideo. The memorial to the victims of the Holocaust created by him stands in Jerusalem. Among his sculptural works are Nikolai Gogol in Rome, Saint Nicholas in Bari, "Good wins evil" in front of the UN headquarters in New York, a monument to Peter I and the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow, "Tear of Sorrow" in memory of those who died during the September 11 terrorist attack in Bayonne, New Jersey, The Birth of a New Man in Seville, the Founding Fathers of the European Union in Ski-Chazel, France, and the monument to Pope John Paul II near the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.
The word “monumentality” best describes the art of Zurab Tsereteli: everything that he created is monumental - his sculptures, paintings, drawings. Monumentality in this case means grandeur, magnificence in the best sense of the word, something significant and sublime on the scale of man-made creations. His works are imbued with religious feeling and mythological motifs.
His paintings and drawings are similar to his sculptures. In the paintings of Zurab Tsereteli, bright colors are painted with thick and wide strokes, depicting fuzzy silhouettes with distorted proportions and a displaced perspective. They resemble Georgian-Russian folklore. His works are impulsive and inspired by direct experiences and emotions. They feel the sincerity and authenticity of the national character of the artist, imbued with a love of nature, which is characterized by decency in all thoughts and an inextricable link with tradition.
Zurab Tsereteli is also an exceptional draftsman. It is with the drawings that each his work begins. They form the basis of his sculptures and paintings.
The height, monumentality, national traditions, religious and mythological subjects exalt his works and make them unique and timeless.