Russian art in Vicenza: Kandinskij, Gončarova, Chagall between sacred and beauty.


Galleries of Italy – Palazzo Leoni Montanari, Contrà Santa Corona 25, Vicenza

Distance from the Residence: 26 km – 30 minutes



From 5 October 2019 to 26 January 2020.



From Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 18:00 (last entry at 17:30).

Closed on Mondays.


Information and reservations

Toll-free number: 800.578875


Admission price

– Full price: € 5.00 (also available on TicketOne)

– Reduced: € 3.00

Kandinsky, jaune rouge bleu

Sacred and Beauty in Russian art exhibition  in Vicenza

On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the opening to the public of the first Intesa Sanpaolo museum, the exhibition “Kandinskij, Gončarova, Chagall. Sacred and beauty in Russian art “welcomes 45 works by great Russian artists of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries at the Gallerie d’Italia in Vicenza.

Most of the selected works come from the main museum of Russian art in Moscow, the Tret’jakov Gallery; the museums of Yaroslavl, Astrakhan, the MMOMA (Moscow Museum of Modern Art) and the Bakhrushin Museum of Performing Arts in Moscow have also contributed to enriching the exhibition, as well as the Musée Natiònal Marc Chagall in Nice and the Museum of Modern Art Costakis Thessaloniki collection.

Chagall, Le grand cirque

The search for beauty through iconography

The exhibition aims to explore how modern Russian art draws on ancient iconographic models for spirituality needs, for the reconstruction of a national identity. The Avant-gardes demonstrate a new aesthetic sensibility, which finds in the icons the extraordinary ability to express a universal symbolism.

Through the works of Chagall, Kandinskij, Goncharova, Malevich, Tatlin, Filonov, Kljun and other late nineteenth-century Russian artists it is shown how modern Russian art looks for beauty through sacred icons, without however directly connecting to the ancient tradition

Not only exhibition of paintings, but also history and typical dances

The exhibition is accompanied by a rich program of collateral activities: film cycles in the original language and in-depth meetings on the history of Russian art, ballets and chamber music, numerous free didactic proposals and, on weekends and on days of extraordinary opening, art walks and creative proposals for families and audiences of all ages.