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Awards & Prizes of the Russian Art Awards

Awards & Prizes of the Russian Art Awards

In 2021 the following awards and certificates were instituted:
 
 
Masters of Russian Culture and Art:      
 
 
Medal named after Andrei Rublev.
"Spiritual revival of society and high achievements in the visual arts".
Artists who have made a great contribution to the preservation of traditional iconography and temple architecture are awarded for their work and significant contribution to the spiritual art of Russia.
The Andrei Rublev Medal is awarded for many years of work in the field of iconography, temple architecture, teaching activities and research in archaeological disciplines related to the Orthodox Culture of Russia. Artists who chose spiritual revival of society as the topic of their creativity and achieved high results in it are awarded. The artists, who develop with love and awe the canonical traditions of church writing, as well as artists inspired by spiritual ideas, who follow traditions and develop authentic Culture and Art of Russia.
 
Medal named after Kazimir Malevich.
"For search, experiment and innovation in art".
 Artists who give new opportunities to comprehend something familiar or relevant.
A variety of forms, images, techniques, plot surroundings that distinguish Malevich’s work from a number of contemporaries and connect his name with a thirst for search, modernization and refraction of art, “illogism” and protest against traditional art. For enthusiasm and avant-garde, for provocative courage that radically breaks stereotypes. Gold medal named after K. Malevich will be given to artists who bring fresh breath to the familiar art, open up a non-standard reading, come up with their own individual manner, give a new opportunity to comprehend present-day reality.
 
Medal named after Vladimir Tatlin.
"For the ability to think modernly and the courage to realize the most innovative ideas".
Artists are awarded for innovations and aspiration to find harmony in new technologies.
The master of the art experiment, the rebel Vladimir Tatlin, chose the color and spatial composition for the his art language. He was among the leaders of the Russian Vanguard. He went beyond the planar art, worked on the design of theatrical productions, and then became interested in constructivism, created his own style which became a sensation and caused a storm of criticism of the academic school supporters. The leadership did not accept his bold ideas but their elements entered into life.
The Tatlin Medal will be awarded to distinguished artists for their unconventional thinking, discovery of harmony in technologies of painting, graphics, 3D, for innovations and the fusion of arts.
 
Medal named after Arkhip Kuindzhi.
"For poetizing nature, flora and fauna".
Artists are awarded for the masterful representation of landscapes, and for their subtle, lyrical attitude to the world around them.
At the Academy of Arts Kuindzhi met with Ilya Repin, Ivan Kramskoj and other wanderers (Society for Travelling Art Exhibitions). Fascinated by their ideas, in the 1870s, Kuindzhi created the gloomy canvases “Autumn Roadway”, “Forgotten Village”, “Chumatsky Highway in Mariupol”. They became a reflection of the basic artistic principles of the wanderers - to show reality as it is. At the exhibitions the paintings had a great success, after "Autumn thaw" Quingie received the status of classic artist.
 
Medal named after Mikhail Vrubel.
"For understanding the world and internal life".
Artists are awarded for their talent and depth of artistic comprehension in painting, graphic arts, sculpture, decorative and monumental arts.
Mikhail Vrubel, at theurgent request of his father, tried to study at the law faculty, but could not defend his diploma and received a lower degree - a real student. But the inner passion - obsession with drawing - took its toll. He became interested in illustration, met with students of art institutions and soon entered the Academy of Arts. Vrubel was tought by Pavel Chistyakov and watercolourists - by Ilya Repin, who was inspired with icon painting and restoration. Vrubel was deeply interested in the history of art, Byzantine painting and medieval stained glass windows. He worked with Aivazovsky, Shishkin and Repin on illustrating the works of Lermontov. The topic of “Demon” caught the artist’s subtle soul. Vrubel passionately sought for the edges of the other worlds and tried to realize and convey  essence of an earthly and mythical image, spiritual and human at the same time. He formed his own painting style - a filigree mosaic with complex coloristic solutions. He received a gold medal at the World Exhibition in Paris for a tiled fireplace. And he returned to the tragic topic “The Demon” with a painful attempt to capture the depth and to convey the incomprehensible, unreal and intangible, like music to a brush and paint on canvas, to describe the range of emotions, feelings and personal experience vie a wonderful symphony.
 
Medal named after Vasily Surikov.
"For the talent of visualizing historical events".
Artists who have achieved great success in visualizing pages of the great Russian history.
The creativity of an amazing artist - the master of the historical plot - Vasily Surikov was compared by contemporaries to music. His principles of building any plot is based on an accurately adjusted and thought-out composition. He was passionate about painting stories related to Russian history. He carefully thought about the poses, gestures and costumes of each character.Like a true historian the artist revealed in his paintings the origins of tragic contradictions of history, the extra-terrestrial logic of her movement, showed the struggle of historical forces.
 
Medal named after Nikolai Rerich.
"For achievements in philosophical reflection and symbolic understanding of art".
Artists who work in the field of creating works of symbolic and visionary art.
Nikolai Konstantinovich Rerich belongs to the group of outstanding figures of Russian and world culture. An artist, scientist, traveler, public figure, writer, thinker - his great talent is comparable in size except with the titans of the Renaissance. The creative heritage of N.K. Rerich is huge - more than seven thousand paintings are situated all over the world, including countless literary works - books, essays, articles, diaries. He drew up the first international agreement on the protection of cultural values and created the philosophical teaching "Living Ethics," revived ancient Russian crafts and formalized theatrical performances at the Russian seasons of Sergei Djagilev. The paintings of Nikolai Reich are stored in the Russian Museum, the Tretyakov Gallery, the Museum of Art of the Peoples of the East and private collections around the world.
In addition to the topic of Russian olden times, Eastern motifs began to appear in the work of Nikolai Rerich. He studied East philosophy, collected objects of the Japanese art, wrote several sketches about Japan and India, created pictures on the Indian motifs - "Devassari Abunta", "Devassari Abunta with birds", "Kingdom border", "Manu's Wisdom".
 
Medal named after Sergey Konenkov.
"For the talent of feeling shape and material".
Artists are awarded for their talent and poetic reflection of the world in sculpture.
The famous sculptor, artist Konenkov Sergey Timofeevich is one of the brightest representatives of Russian culture. He was a person who managed to revive the images of the Russian fairy tale. Konenkov successfully used tree as the national Russian material in his creations.
 
 
 
  Award certificates:      
 
Award certificate named after Dionysius ("For monumental painting and icon painting")
Award certificate named after Pavel Filonov ("For Analytical Art")
Award certificate named after Alexander Ivanov ("For a grandiose plan and its implementation")
Award certificate after Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin ("For Philosophy in Art")
Award certificate named after Alexander Rodchenko ("For Avant-Garde Sculpture and Volumetric Design")
Award certificate named after Lyubov Popova ("For Constructivism and Avant-Garde in Art)
Award certificate named after Alexei Savrasov ("For Realism in the Landscape")
Award certificate after Isaac Levitan ("For lyricism and spiritualization of architectural lines and landscape)
Award certificate named after Marc Chagall (surrealism)
Award certificate named after Vladimir Tatlin (constructivism in all areas of art and design)
Award certificate named after Mikhail Larionov (avant-garde; theory of art)
Award certificate named after Konstantin Korovin (impressionism; coloristics and poetry of color)
Award certificate named after Nico Pirosmani (Primitivism)
Award certificate named after Zinaida Serebryakova (realism; female image)
Award certificate named after Konstantin Somov) (symbolism; painting; watercolor)
Award certificate named after Leon Bakst (Art Nouveau; theatrical costume and set design)
Award certificate named after Isaac Levitan (realism; landscape; pastel)
Award certificate named after Vladimir Favorsky (book graphic arts)
Award certificate named after Ivan Bilibin (modern; illustrations)
Award certificate named after Alexey Brodovich (printing; graphic design)
Award certificate named after Sergey Levitsky (portrait photography)
Award certificate named after Andrey Karelin (art photography)
Award certificate named after Carl Bull (reportage photo)
 
 

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