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Alexei Savrasov (1830 - 1897)

21 september 2006—4 december 2006
The Russian Museum presents the Alexei Savrasov exhibition. Alexei Savrasovis a founder of the lyric direction in the landscape genre. 90 works from collections of the Russian Museum and Tretyakov Gallery are presented at the exhibition. Along with the most famous painting Rooks have Come, which had become one of the top achievements of the Russian realistic landscape, the presented works let viewers understand how great the oeuvre of the great master was. Alexei Savrasov was born in Moscow, where he lived all his life. He graduated from the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture and later headed the Landscape Class there (1857-81). From the second half of the 1860s an exceptional talent to transfuse subtly and truly the secret charm of the Russian nature started developing in Alexei Savrasov's oeuvre. According to Isaac Levitan, Alexei Savrasov tried to find 'intimate, deeply affecting, features, which influence one's soul so much, in something most simple and ordinary'. The 1870s became the time of the fullest bloom of Alexei Savrasov's oeuvre. His trips to Volga much influenced it. The theme of Spring and awakening of nature runs through Alexei Savrasov's oeuvre. It had a special lyric embodiment in his works, such as the Country View, the Overflow of Volga near Yaroslavl and the House in Province. Spring. Founder of a lasting tradition of realistic landscape, Alexei Savrasov was also a talented teacher and educated a great number of wonderful artists at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture. His ability to connect human feelings with the world of nature allowed to rank the artist's works with the most absolute landscapes of the world painting.
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Headscarves and Shawls in Russia from the 18th to the 21st  Century

Headscarves and Shawls in Russia from the 18th to the 21st  Century

20 december 2018—11 march 2019

The exhibition will present more than 600 works of various types of textile art, painting, graphics, decorative and applied art, and more than 30 costumes, including shawls, headscarves, pashminas, and stoles.

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Karl Marx Forever?

Karl Marx Forever?

17 october 2018—14 january 2019

An exhibition on the occasion of the 200th birth anniversary of Karl Marx offers a comprehensive overview of images of the influential thinker in Russian culture and everyday life from the beginning of the 20th century till nowadays.

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The collection of masterpieces, chosen by the Russian Museum will allow you to make a first impression of the collection of the Russian Museum.

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Russian Museum - one of the world's largest museums and is perhaps the only country where such a full treasure of national culture are presented.
Virtual tour of the museum complex. 2009 (Rus., Eng., Ger., Fin.)

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In the online shop of the Russian Museum presented a huge range of souvenirs, illustrated editions and multimedia disks.

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