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  A major work by the outstanding Russian painter Stepan Kolesnikov entitled “Travellers” (110 x 160 cm, 1920s) is currently exhibited at the gallery. 

Stepan Kolesnikov (1879 - 1955), who studied under such masters of Russian art as Arkhip Kuindzhi, Vladimir Makovsky and Ilya Repin at the Imperial Academy of Arts in Saint Petersburg, was one of the leading Russian landscape painters of the early 20th century. His talent was recognised not only in Russia, but in many European countries (he was awarded the gold medal at the World exhibition in Munich in 1909). After the Revolution Kolesnikov emigrated to Serbia and like most other émigré artists was forgotten in Soviet Russia.
The first decades of the 20th century in Russia were marked by an intense interest in Eastern cultures. Scientists, philosophers and artists were strongly drawn to Central Asia and Mongolia by ideas of common ancestry (in the contemporary Russian science nomadic Scythians were considered ancestors to the Slavs), historical conflict (the Mongols have controlled Russian territories in the Middle Ages) and mystical visions.
In 1912 – 1913 Kolesnikov took part in a scientific expedition across Central Asia and Mongolia. From this journey he brought back numerous sketches which were subsequently used in many pictures with Oriental and Middle Eastern motifs. The painting “Travellers” is a wonderful example of the Oriental theme in the oeuvre of the artist, as well as the unique style which he developed. At first glance, the landscape is conceived as panoramic, with a broad view of the magnificent ridges of the Tian Shan mountains. But the artist starts to transform the image into an enclosed space, not allowing it to evolve to the horizon, closing it on the sides in a “bowl” formed by the line of hills and ravines; at the horizon the sight rests against the massive hills. At the same time the foreground is of great importance and gives the viewer a foothold in the breathtakingly expanding natural space. This artistic device, entirely new to Russian art of the time, has been termed “insular panorama”. 

27.03.2016: anniversary XL Russian Antique Salon in the Central House of Artists

24.09.2015: "Investments in paintings" article, «Top Flight» magazine (September, 2015),

27.02.2014: Mirjana Maricevic about Russian realism

29.11.2013: VII Moscow World Fine Art Fair (MWFAF)

18.10.2013: The 35th Russian Antique Salon

13.09.2013: Major work of Russian Orientalism at the gallery

30.05.2013: Maricevic Fine Art is certified by the Appraisers’ Guild to provide art valuation services for purposes of insurance and bank loans

11.03.2013: Seascape by Alexei Hanzen

26.12.2012: Happy New Year

12.11.2012: Personal exhibition of Petr Ossovsky

01.08.2012: Coverage of the exhibitionon the TV channel "Kultura"

26.07.2012: Images of the opening of the exhibition

25.06.2012: The exhibition "Realism in Russian art of the second half of the twentieth century"

04.04.2012: We invite you to visit the exhibition of works by Gely Korzhev at our gallery

21.02.2012: Korzhev exhibition

31.01.2012: BOND Magazine. Autumn 2011

01.01.2012: Happy new year!

04.10.2011: Two major works by Stepan Kolesnikov

20.03.2011: A unique tool has been added to the research equipment at the gallery

01.03.2011: “Collector” art fair

03.02.2011: 135th anniversary of Aleksey Hanzen"s birth

31.12.2010: Happy new year!

30.11.2010: “Collector” art and antiques fair in Saint

11.10.2010: The XXIXth Russian Antique Fair

16.09.2010: Interview with Ana Maricevic on RBC-TV

18.02.2010: XXVIII Russian Antique Salon

08.07.2009: The meeting of CINOA"s members

05.07.2009: Tradition and modernity

06.05.2009: New address

24.02.2009: XXVI Russian Antique Salon

18.02.2009: Dissertation

16.10.2008: XXV Russian Antique Fair

08.06.2008: Dance Club Awards

02.06.2008: The Moscow World Fine Art Fair

20.04.2008: The XXIV Russian Antique Salon

28.05.2007: The Moscow World Fine Art Fair

07.12.2006: Art Investment

29.08.2006: Documentary

29.05.2006: 3rd Moscow World Fine Art Fair


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