Lecture "The Italian journey of Robert Falk and the cult of the masters of the Early Renaissance in the circle of artists of the "Jack of Diamonds""

Main programme
4 June 2023Sunday
Voronezh Regional Art Museum named after I.N. Kramskoy

Lecturer – Kirill Svetlyakov

Duration – 1 hour 30 minutes

The first exhibition of the "Jack of Diamonds" circle of artists, which opened in 1910, was marked by neo-primitivism. Later, other trends emerged when the aesthetics of the primitive condition were supplemented by impressions from the art of the Early Italian Renaissance. The lecture is dedicated to the Italian travels of Robert Falk, as well as Ilya Mashkov, Pyotr Konchalovsky and the change of priorities in the art of the early Russian avant-garde.

Kirill Svetlyakov is a curator, lecturer, candidate of art criticism. In 2010-2016, he was the head of the department of the latest trends in the State Tretyakov Gallery. Since 2016, he has been the chief specialist in contemporary art of the State Tretyakov Gallery's management department. He is the laureate of the Sergey Kuryokhin Award in the nomination "Best curatorial project" for the exhibition "Hostages of the Void", held as part of the IV Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art (2011), as well as the "Innovation-2021" award for the project "Space Age Prometheus".