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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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Igor Grabar. For the 150th Anniversary of the Artist's Birth

Igor Grabar. For the 150th Anniversary of the Artist's Birth

22 july—20 september 2021

The exhibition dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the artist presents more than 120 paintings made in 1880s - 1950s. The exposition will include works from 17 Russian museums, as well as private collections in both Russian capitals.

Ivan Shishkin. 1832–1898

Ivan Shishkin. 1832–1898

23 june—30 august 2021

The work of Ivan Shishkin (1832–1898) occupies a special place in history of Russian art. The major exhibition from the funds of the Russian Museum will provide an opportunity to get acquainted with the unique talent of the greatest master of Russian landscape in all its diversity.

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Virtual tour of the museum complex. 2009 (Rus., Eng., Ger., Fin.)

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