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Printmaking in Russia during the 20th century: an approach through woodcuts and linocuts

From the beginning of the 20th century, several Russian printmakers, as well as artists who followed the Russian school, they stand out with their exceptional performance in both techniques, woodcutting and linocutting. This exhibition, in which approximately 30 artworks from the Museum’s permanent collection are presented, provides an opportunity to each visitor to discover an interesting aspect of russian contemporary printmaking art; throughout Vladimir Favorsky’s woodcuts, all designed and created for book illustrations, Istvan Lenart’s coloured linocuts primarily portraying Caucasus, along with prints of various and diverse techniques by Mikhail Avvakumov, a printmaking professor at the Surikov Art Institute in Moscow. The brief journey to Russia’s scenery and historical monuments, is concluded at the fourth section of this exhibition, with linocuts by Birstein, Pavlov and Arkhangelski.


Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport and Youth, Cyprus