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A RUSSIAN FAIRYTALE: THE ART AND CRAFT OF ELENA POLENOVA │ Watts Gallery, Surrey → 8 February 2015

“Ɖis xibišn z ɖ frst mêjr retṛspctv âtsd Ruša t xplor ɖ c̣rir v ɖ 19ʈ senčri Rušn pêntr n dzînr, Yelena Polenovā. Šôcêsñ Polenovā’z pṛduẋn in a wîd renj v mīdia, includñ pêntñz, frničr n a selẋn v rerli sīn wrcs on pêpr, ɖ xibišn demnstrets Polenovā’z impwtnt rôl in ɖ Rušn craftrivîvl v ɖ 1880z.

Olɖo Yelena Polenovā (1850–98) n Mẹri Wots (1849–1938) nvr met, xtrōdnri paṛlelz btwn ɖ tu ātists’ crietv lîvz hv cntribytd t a pātnršp btwn ɖ Polenov Stêtmyziym in Ruša n Wots Gaḷri.

Ɖis grândbrêcñ xibišn nt onli undrscorz ɖ streñʈ n dvrṣti v Rušn ātistc practis at ɖ fin-de-siecle, bt olso gvz wn v Ruša’z grtst wiminātists ɖ inṭnašnl recgnišn ɖt š dzrvz. It standz tesṭmnt t ɖ rîzñ inṭnašnl prôfîl v ɖ Wots Gaḷri, n its wilñṇs t stêj ambišs n iṇṿtv ivnts. – Roẓlind P. Blêxli”

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Nicḷs Trômnz, Đ APOLO MAĠZĪN, 14 Nvmbr 2014

MALEVICH │ Tate Modern, London → 26 October 2014

Cazimir Małevič, an ātist az influenšl az h wz radicl, cast a loñ šado ovr ɖ histri v modn āt. Ɖs, hiz frst retṛspctv in ʈrti yirz n ɖ frst evr in ɖ YC, ynîts wrcs fṛm c̣lẋnz in Ruša, ɖ YS n Yṛp t tel a fasinetñ stwri v revlušnri îdiylz n ɖ pâr v āt itslf.

Małevič (1879–1935) livd n wrct ʈru wn v ɖ most trbyḷnt pirı̣dz in twentiiʈ-senčri histri. Hvñ cm v êj in Zarist Ruša, Małevič witṇst ɖ Frst Wrldwor n ɖ Octobr Revlušn frst-hand.

Hiz ŕli xperimnts az a pêntr led hm twdz ɖ invnšn v sūpreṃtizm, a bold vižl lanĝj v abstract jı̣mtric šêps n stāc culrz, ipiṭmîzd bî ɖ Blac Sqr. Wn v ɖ dfînñ wrcs v Moḍnizm, ɖ pêntñ wz rvild t ɖ wrld aftr munʈs v sīcṛsi n wz hidn agn fr olmst hāf a senčri aftr its crietr’z deʈ. It sits on a par wɖ Dūšã’z redi-md az a gemčenjñ mmnt in twentiiʈ-senčri āt n cntinyz t inspîr n cnfând vywrz t ɖs de.

Stātñ fṛm hiz ŕli pêntñz v Rušn landsceps, agriculčṛl wrcrz n rlijs sìnz, ɖ xibišn foloz Małevič’z jrni twdz abstract pêntñ n hiz sūpreṃtist mastrpìsz, hiz temprri abandnmnt v pêntñ in fevr v tīčñ n raitñ, n hiz mučdbetd rtrn t fiğṛtv pêntñ in lêtr lîf.

Brññ tgɖr pêntñz, sculpčrz, ʈiytr n an unpreṣdentd c̣lẋn v drōñz it ofrz a cmplit vy v hiz c̣rir, seḷbretñ sm v ɖ most pṛgresv āt evr md.”

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