Here we are deep into autumn and the Festival of Russia in the UK continues with some remarkable art on display. Only a month or two remain to catch whatever you can, so make those days count!
- You can do worse than to start at Oxford’s Ashmolean Museum where works of Pasternak (the author’s father), Benois, Somov and Bakst are available to see – in pullout drawers! The exhibition continues till Jan 11, 2015.
- If you hurry, you can catch Ukrainian art at the Saatchi gallery in London. 70 works by 38 contemporary artists are on display till November 3, 2014.
- Maryam Alakbarli, an Azerbaijani artist, has a personal exhibition at the Latvian National Museum of Art in Riga. Titled Night Music, it runs till November 9, 2014.
- A massive exhibition of art from the countries around the Baltic sea was held in Malmö in 1914, and was interrupted by the breakout of the Great War. Many Russian artworks remained in Sweden, and now some of that hoard is on display in Malmö Art Museum. Titled Baltic Reflections, it runs through spring 2015. You can see works by the likes of Pavel Kuznetsov, Nikolai Milioti, Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin and Valentin Serov as well as the Finn Akseli Gallen-Kallela.
Enjoy a fine November, folks.