Alexander Yakovlev. The East
26.04 - 07.07.2019
The 'Our Artists' Gallery presents another exposition of Alexander Yakovlev (1887-1938), significant artist and restless adventurer.

At the beginning of 1920th he amazed European public with exact and vivid portrayals of the Far East. The artworks made according to the materials of eastern trip in 1917-1919 brought Yakovlev success and recognition.

For the first time Russian viewers will have an access to an array of his artworks connected with eastern trips and creative exploration of authentic Asian world. Landscapes, portraits, subject compositions — The Gallery has gathered 30 paintings and drawings from private collections. Artworks from trans-Asian 'Yellow Expedition' form a significant part of the exposition.

'Yellow Expedition' lasted for about a year and was interrupted due to death of its leader. The route lasted for more than 12.000 kilometres and lead through Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Persia, Afghanistan, British India (Pakistan and Kashmir), Pamir passes, China and French Indochina.

This risky and difficult expedition found its reflection in Yakovlev's road diary. Thus, public can get a full impression of this famous trip by the sight of a significant Russian artist.

Natalia Kournikova

Translated by
Polina Vologdina