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Russian-Chinese oil painting exhibition opened in Beijing
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An exhibition of Russian and Chinese artists has begun work at the Gallery of the Chinese Academy of Oil Painting at the Chinese Academy of Arts. The exhibition is dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Russia and China. As part of the event, representatives of the Academy and the Moscow State Institute of Art Studies have signed an agreement on cooperation, the Rossotrudnichestvo website reports.
The exposition includes works by classics and contemporary artists of the two countries. One of the central paintings of the exhibition is Portrait of Julia Makovskaya by Ilya Repin. The works by prominent Soviet artists of the mid-20th century are also presented at the gallery.
The representative of the Russian Embassy in China Dmitry Lukyantsev, the academician of the Russian Academy of Arts Alexey Sukhovetsky and head of the Institute of Art Studies Natalia Sipovskaya spoke about the importance of the exhibition and cultural projects in building bilateral relations between Russia and China. The representatives of the Ministries of Education and Culture of China, art historians and artists also took part in it.
The creative universities of the two states agreed to expand exchanges and conduct joint art and educational projects as well as to cooperate in the publication of specialized periodicals and exhibitions.