Moscow and Towns of the Golden Ring of Russia through the Eyes of Modern Artists


On January 29, 2016 the private viewing dedicated to opening of exhibition Moscow and Towns of the Golden Ring of Russia through the Eyes of Contemporary Artists took place in the Central House of Architect in Moscow as a part of the Creative World Project.


The exhibition presented the canvases painted by the contemporary artists from around the globe during their creative expedition around the towns of the Golden Ring of Russia. The creative plain-air took place on January 18–28, and over this period of time the painters from Russia, Germany, Switzerland, Great Britain, Latvia, Finland, and China visited Moscow, Sergiev Posad, Pereslavl-Zalessky, Rostov Veliky, Suzdal, Vladimir, Bogolyubovo, and Alexandrov and came back to the capital of Russia.

All brightest views seen by the painters during the tour have found their evocation in new works of the artists. The creative group was composed of both known artists, participants of international exhibitions and gifted young people, students of Ilya Repin St. Petersburg State Academic Institute of Fine Arts, Sculpture and Architecture.

The artists taking part in the plain-air are Thomas Arthurton (Great Britain), Willi Boos (Germany), Pauli Viljanen (Finland), Dmitry Egupov (Russia), Sabina Kaseresa (Latvia), Mark Langbein (Finland), Liana Perepelitsyna (Russia), Anna-Lena Ruff (Switzerland), Christian Eckler (Germany), Gudrun Ertl-Nies (Germany), and Chen Yangiu (China).

During the tour the guests had an opportunity to get exposed to a new artistic vision of the towns of the Golden ring of Russia, communicate with the tour participants, famous architects, painting connoisseurs, cultural figures and to listen to a live piano music and Russian lyrical songs performed by the winner of international contests Anna Averina.

Uniquely designed palettes made in with application of the glass fusing method by glass painter Olga Rezanova were given as a present from the event’s organizers to every painter taking part in the expedition. A bright palette of a unique design was also given to the founder of the Creative World Project, Viacheslav Zarenkov.

During the private viewing, the Creative World Project also received another gift from the branch of Krasnogorsk Children Arts School located in Izumrudnye Kholmy District, which is developed by Etalon-Invest (member of Etalon GC). The school’s student, multiple participant and winner of children drawing exhibitions and contests handed picture Southern Motive, which was also painted during the plain-air, to the Project’s Director Natalia Berzina.