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N.Pirogova. Circus Rider. 1900’s. Water color, oil, lacquer, graphite pencil on cardboard. Russian Museum.
17 march 2016—2 june 2016

The bright and vivid world of the circus found its reflection in the work of many Russian artists. The major exhibition in the Russian Museum presents the pieces of art dedicated to the circus of the XIX-XX centuries for the first time. Among the artists who were inspired by this subject are A. Benois, S. Sudeikin, A. Shevchenko, S. Dymshits-Tolstaya, I. Puni, A. Jakovlev, V. Shukhaev, M. Shemiakin, A.Agabekov, N. Nesterova, K, Simun, I. Tarasiuk and others. The exhibition comprises paintings, graphic works, sculptures and pieces of decorative and applied art from the Russian Museum and artists' workshops and also unique historic materials from the collection of St. Petersburg Museum of Circus Art.

Unknown artist. State Circus. Captain Alphred Sheider and his 100 lions. 1928-1929. Paper. Chromolithograph. Russian Museum. V.Alfeevsky. Trapeze artists. Water color, ink on paper. 1966. Russian Museum. N.Chernov. Harlequinade. 1914. Tempera, graphite, gouache on cardboard. Russian Museum. Svetlana Melnichenko Harlequin. 1999. Plaster. Private collection Victor Vasnetsov. Acrobats (At a Festival in the Environs of Paris). 1877. Oil on canvas. State Russian Museum. Alexander Shevchenko. The Sirano Brothers,Jugglers. 1877. Oil on canvas. State Russian Museum. Rimma Yunosheva. Portrait of actress Dolores Zapashnaya. 1990. Oil on canvas. State Russian Museum Dmitriy Bulanov. Tauric Garden. Tent Circus. Elephants-Dancers. Second half of 1920’s. Paper, chromolithograph. State Russian Museum

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Folk Art of Nizhny Novgorod

Folk Art of Nizhny Novgorod

21 december 2017—26 march 2018

The exhibition amasses impressive handiwork by artisans of the Niznny Novgorod Region, including unique pieces of Khokhloma and Gorodets painting, metalware, women costumes, wooden toys, and ceramic ware.

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Henryk Siemiradzki and Russian Artists’ Colony in Rome

Henryk Siemiradzki and Russian Artists’ Colony in Rome

20 december 2017—2 april 2018

Henryk Siemiradzki (1843–1902), graduate of the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts, is one of the most prominent masters of the late 19th century European academic painting. His career in art was closely interwoven with Rome. The exhibition will unite 125 artworks by Siemiradzki and his contemporaries, Russian academic painters and sculptors, who worked in the Eternal City in the second half of the 19th century and the early 20th century.

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