Angels of the 21st Century
The word Angel means an invisible entity, an ethereal being, a messenger or a spirit, who in different religious traditions can have different names and appear in a different guise.
The art of the twentieth century departs from the traditional interpretations of the image of the angel. The exhibition trace the pictorial and semantic metamorphosis of the image of the angel in the works of artists, starting with the names of Nikolai Bruni, Victor Vasnetsov, Mikhail Nesterov, who created artworks for churches.
The exhibition shows the way the invisible was reflected in fine arts, from modernism, symbolism, and avant-garde to the art of our contemporaries.
The exhibition includes paintings, drawings, sculptures and decorative arts from the collection of the Russian Museum.