Curtain lifts on Soviet art: Abu Dhabi Week

In an effort to help visitors discover Russia's history and art, and gain a better understanding of the country and its people, Art Russe is hosting Abu Dhabi's first major exhibition of 20th century Russian and Soviet art until December.

Art Russe Collection of 20th Century Russian and Soviet Art: War and Peace will feature over 100 works in different genres as a way of introducing audiences to the artistic heritage from this important period of Russia’s history.

Rena Lavery, managing director of Art Russe, explained: “The artworks from the Soviet period are incredibly diverse, both in terms of styles and themes. Through this exhibition we want to showcase talented masters of different generations and how this art has developed over the 20th century.”

While the Soviet school of art produced a number of talented artists, many remained unknown, being cut off from the world by the Iron Curtain.

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