Works of Soviet Artists to Be Displayed in Moscow Metro

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The Park Kultury station on the Moscow metro’s Circle Line will soon feature prints of Soviet artists’ paintings, the official web portal of the Moscow Mayor and Moscow Government reported. Passengers will see fragments of paintings by Yuri Pimenov, Pyotr Konchalovsky, Pavel Korin and Tatiana Yablonskaya.

The Park Kultury project is dedicated to Soviet artists who worked from the 1930 to 1960s and whose works are displayed in the Tretyakov Gallery on Krymsky Val.

This is the second phase of the “XX Intensive” collaborative project between the metro and gallery that started in November 2016. Its purpose is to familiarise passengers with the avant-garde, socialist realist and modern Russian art of the 20th century.

Last summer, a train featuring prints of paintings from the Tretyakov Gallery was launched on the Circle Line.