The “Academy of
founded in 1996 in Saint Petersburg, Russia to provide public support
and to popularize the Repin’s Institute of Painting, Sculpture and
Architecture at the Russian Academy of Arts.
of the Foundation is mainly targeted to represent the art of the
graduates of the Repin’s Institute of Painting, Sculpture and
Architecture in Russia and abroad through organizing exhibitions,
poligraphy editions and financial support of the artists graduates of
Foundation involves outstanding gifted students in exhibition projects.
Support to emerging artists on their early stage is one of priorities in
www.academart.com has been
created in 1999 in order to represent major lines of the activity of
“Academy of Arts”
Broad audience including personnel of museums and private galleries,
collectors and connoisseurs of visual art can find here comprehensive
information regarding artists and the events taking place on the scene
of figurative visual art in Saint Petersburg.
www.academart.com demonstrates the works which
are at artists’ studios. We update information monthly both on personal
pages of artists and in the content of the website.
of Arts” Foundation represents creative works by artists-graduates,
lecturers and gifted students of I. E. Repin Institute of Painting,
Sculpture and Architecture (Saint-Petersburg). The Foundation involves
in its projects the outstanding artists, whose works represent
the best of Saint Petersburg professional figurative art.
of our artists is, certainly, an exclusive creative personality.
However, they all rest upon high professional skills obtained due to
education at the Repin’s Institute of Russian Academy of Arts.
The I. E.
Repin Institute of Russian Academy of Arts (former Russian Emperor’s
Academy of Arts) has been founded in the middle of XVIII following
All-European trend in visual art. Since that time, Russian Academic
educational process is guided by the traditions inherited from famous
European artists of XVI-XVII and from eminent Russian artists of
XVIII-XX. Thus, graduates of the Repin’s Institute come away with
sophisticated fine art culture, which is not only distinguished by their
professional colleagues but also grabs attention of viewers and fine
The “Academy of Arts” Foundation cooperates with
several generations of artists. Creative works by
E. Razdrogin –
senior professors of the I.E. Repin Institute – follow traditions of
Russian soviet realistic school. These traditions are revitalizing in
the art of professors
S. Kichko and
N. Fomin. These
traditions also influence the artists graduated from the Repin
Institute in the second half of XX century:
Opposite to named above artists are those who
participated in liberalization of Saint Petersburg art life in the last
quarter of XX century -
Their artworks included in the collections of major Russian museums.
Several exhibition projects organized by The
Foundation successfully represented a new generation of artists emerged
at the end of 1990-es, when freedom of spirit and pluralism have
eventually rooted in Russian art. Freedom stimulated many artists –
M. Mikhailovsky (1968-2002),
V. Smukrovich –
to find original and powerful author’s concepts within extraordinarily
diverse stylistic range. The last decade showed capability of these
artists to develop permanently. These days many of them became lecturers
at the Repin’s Institute.
by recently emerged artists –
Nedzvetskaya - progressively become unconditionally
original and more substantial. Their works have been presented on
multiple exhibitions where they draw attention and caused considerable
interest of viewers and connoisseurs of visual art.
Long term cooperation with the artists graduates
of the Academy of Arts allows Foundation’s personnel to observe
development of creative individuality of our authors, to survey
emergence of extraordinary artworks. Regular update at
www.academart.com provides broad audience with
the precious opportunity to watch this exciting creative process.
www.academart.com has its regular visitors,
amateurs and collectors, who are interested in observing artwork of the
artists presented by The Foundation. Their attention is, certainly, an
encouragement stimulating replenishment and update of our exposition
«Academy of Arts» Foundation