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In early 1907, Nikolai Ivanovich Kulbin, 46-year-old assistant professor of the Military Medical Academy, head physician of the General Staff, as well as artist and patron drew young brothers and Burliuks Lentulova to the artistic life in St. Petersburg.
In the spring of 1908 in St. Petersburg was held back two exhibitions under the same name - "Wreath". One of them exhibited artists-modernists, the former members of the "Blue Rose", on the other, arranged with the active participation Kulbin - the left part of the "Crown" (V. Burliuk, D. Burliuk, L. Burliuk-Kuznetsova, Kuznetsov, A. Lentulov, A. Exter) and "artistic-psychological group" N. Kulbin "Triangle" (N. Kulbin, E. Spandikov, M . Anders,L.Shmit-Ryzhov, A. Nikolaev, G. Form, N. Kalmykov, M. Druzhinina, Z. Mostow , L. Meister, T. Lee, I. Shkolnik, Gippius).
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It is the second exhibition has played a significant role in the development of Russian avant-garde. Of course, it was still a stage of search. For example, Vladimir Burliuk developed the genre of "mental pictures", he tried to create images that lead to the viewer hallucinations. According to this theory by this artist was not an artist, and viewer, or rather, his imagination.
Here is how the researcher Russian avant-garde A. Krusanov wrote about this time: "The Art Season 1907/08 was marked by the first steps of a new movement in Russian painting, a movement that in the near future, destined to spill over into music, literature, theater, cinema, penetrate almost in all areas of art, to become for a time dominant in Russia and the arts have a significant impact on the further evolution of not only Russian but also of world art.