Painting and Literature: Project of Znanie.VDNH Invites to Thematic Lectures

5 april

VDNH will hold lectures on painting and literature. On 7 April, guests are invited to a meeting marking the 190th anniversary of the great painter Édouard Manet. On 10 April, they may attend an event from the series titled Art in Space and the premiere of Alisa Grebenshchikova's programme for the anniversary of the poetess Bella Akhmadulina. Admission is free, by registration.

On 7 April at 7:00 p.m., the Manet VS Monet lecture will be held at the Worker and Kolkhoz Woman Pavilion. Two outstanding French painters, Édouard Manet and Claude Monet, with their works, opened a new era in the history of art—impressionism. Listeners will learn funny and sad cases from their relationship, discuss the similarities and differences in styles and talk about how to be sure if it's Manet or Monet you're looking at. The lecturer will be the art historian Elena Zabrodina. Participation is free, by registration.

On 10 April at 4:00 p.m., Cosmonautics and Aviation Centre will host The Art and the Perception of Space in the 20th Century lecture. Together with art historian Diana Dzhangveladze, participants will talk about the development of astronomy and art in the 20th century, one of the most turbulent periods in history. Fritz Zwicky, Albert Einstein, Sergey Korolev and Konstantin Tsiolkovsky are just a few of the outstanding scientists whose scientific work will be discussed at the meeting. Guests will also learn about Russian cosmism, what space art is and how Alexey Leonov—the first man in the world to go into outer space—is associated with this trend. Please, register here.

On the same day at 5:00 p.m., guests of VDNH may enjoy the premiere of the literary and educational programme—Bella Akhmadulina. The gentle syllable of the thawing—in Worker and Kolkhoz Woman Pavilion. A new programme by actress and director Alisa Grebenshchikova is about the thawing and the most tender voice of this era—the voice of Bella Akhmadulina. It will be dedicated to the 85th anniversary of the writer. The musical design of the programme was created by Sergey Geokchaev and Daria Ushakova. Participation is free, by registration.

More information about all the activities of the Znanie.VDNH cultural and educational project can be found on its official website.

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