Ilya Repin: Master Works from the State Tretyakov Gallery

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Ilya Repin: Master Works from the State Tretyakov Gallery

The political foment of late-19th and early-20th century Russia provided ample inspiration for Ukrainian artist Ilya Repin. Some of his best-remembered works depict the revolutionary movement and the key historical moments that inspired it, though Repin also created numerous portraits of cultural figures and family members. As part of the avant-garde Peredvizhniki group (often referred to as The Itinerants or The Wanderers in English), too, he helped develop a school of realist art that would provide the inspiration for the subsequent socialist realism of the USSR. This retrospective – the largest held in Japan to date – features around 80 paintings and drawings on loan from Moscow's State Tretyakov Gallery.