Zelfira Tregulova

Director General

State Tretyakov Gallery

Dear friends!

We are incredibly happy that the VIVARTE festival is once again taking place at the Vrubel Hall and the audience has the opportunity to listen to live music, witness masterpieces of painting and sculpture, and to feel the inextricable connection and synthesis of various types of art.

The VI Festival, which, as always, was organized in collaboration with the Cultural and Charity Foundation U-Art "U-Art: You and Art" of Iveta and Tamaz Manasherov, is dedicated to the 165th anniversary of the Tretyakov Gallery, as well as to those collectors whose collections became the basis, adornment and pride of our museum. First of all, these are Pavel and Sergei Tretyakov, whose name is immortalized in the name of the gallery they created. Symbolically this jubilee year the House-Museum of the Tretyakov brothers opens in Golutvinskiy lane, where their childhood years passed.

Mikhail Morozov bequeathed his collection to the Tretyakov Gallery, the Russian part of the collection of his brother Ivan Morozov also became part of our museum. In 1917, the Tretyakov Gallery received a collection of Vladimir Girshman, including wonderful portraits of the collector himself and his wife, Henrietta Girshman painted by the brilliant Valentin Serov. The masterworks The Jack of Diamonds adorn the gallery's exposition thanks to Isadzhan Isadzhanov's enthusiastic collecting activity. And it is impossible to imagine the halls of the avant-garde without the works found, bought and lovingly preserved by George Costakis. The work of great collectors was continued in the second half of the twentieth century by Leonid Talochkin, whose collection has become part of the museum not so long ago and filled in missing fragments of the history of Russian art.

Leading specialists of the Tretyakov Gallery will tell the visitors about these remarkable individuals, outstanding personalities, selfless collectors of Russian art, as well as about iconic works from their collections before concerts; and musicians invited to participate in the festival by its art director Boris Andrianov will delight guests with their skill and virtuosity, with a miracle of soulful joint music-making, which is the hallmark of the VIVARTE festival. That is why we are always looking forward to spring and to experiencing a union of wonderful music surrounded by beautiful paintings.

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