Gely Korzhev: Bible as seen by Socialist Realism artist

A very unusual combination of Biblical themes and Socialist Realism techniques is displayed at the Institute of Russian Realist Art in Moscow. The author, famed Soviet artist Gely Korzhev, have never been previously known for this kind of art.

Gely Korzhev, a painter in Soviet approved style of Socialist Realism, he continued to be active after the dissolution of the Soviet Union

The exhibition “The Bible through the Eyes of a Socialist Realist. Gely Korzhev” at the Institute of Russian Realist Art, Moscow, present his very unusual paintings, depicting Biblical themes. None of these pictures have been previously publicly displayed in Russia. 

The work of Gely Korzhev has an important place in the collections of Russian museums. Korzhev has achieved high international acclaim featuring among others in the 2005 Guggenheim exhibition "RUSSIA!" and having a retrospective exhibition at The Museum of Russian Art in Minneapolis in 2008.

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