Treivas Architecture Buro

Moses Nappelbaum “Atelier”


The works of Moses Nappelbaum (1869—1958) cannot be assigned to any particular art movement of the twentieth century. Instantly recognizable, each work reveals the artist’s characteristic approach.

The exhibition presented over one hundred photographic portraits taken by Moses Nappelbaum throughout his life. In addition to demonstrating the creative evolution of one of Russia’s outstanding photographers, the exhibition acted as an encyclopedia of prolific personalities of pre-revolutionary Russia and the Soviet Union including Anna Akhmatova, Vladimir Lenin, Alexander Block, Boris Pasternak, Sergey Prokofiev among many others.

The photographs were nestled in sculptural volumes that stretched along a narrow gallery space, framing shades of sepia and grey with a radiant blue.

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