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Cosmism in Russian Art

Pavel Filonov. Untitled. 1923. Oil on canvas
10 november 2021—10 march 2022

The exhibition, for the first time, comprises works of famous and lesser-known masters, in whose art different sides of the ideas of cosmism, clearly manifested in Russian science and philosophy, are reflected.

Paintings and drawings by Wassily Kandinsky, Kazimir Malevich, Ivan Kudryashev, Mikhail Matyushin and other masters of abstract art will be shown next to the works of artists who remained within the framework of object forms, but chose the content of their art to be about the planet Earth or the Universe, consonant with new discoveries in science and philosophy.

Like genetics and other advanced areas of science, the ideas of cosmism, which had a strong influence on literature, music, and the visual arts at the beginning of the 20th century, have long been consigned to oblivion. Despite the fact that in recent decades plenty of books have been written about scientists and cosmist philosophers, numerous films are made and lectures are given, artists who were inspired by their ideas, are nowadays merely mentioned.

In the visual arts, the ideas of cosmism manifested themselves in different ways, often in the most unusual and unexpected forms. The exhibition in the Russian Museum will reveal very unexpected facets of the work of many artists, including such masters as Konstantin Yuon, Pavel Chelishchev, Natalia Goncharova. Visitors will be able to get acquainted with the statements of the artists, testifying to their passion for cosmism, as well as films dedicated to the exhibitors.

The exposition will bring together over 150 paintings and graphic works from the collection of the Russian Museum, the State Tretyakov Gallery, the Museum of Cosmonautics, the Tver Regional State Museum and the Novosibirsk State Art Museum, as well as from private collections in St. Petersburg and Moscow.

Age restrictions: 12+

The exhibition is organized with the support of NOVATEK

Kazimir Malevich. Suprematism (Supremus No 56). 1916. Oil on canvas Chekrygin Vasily. Fate. 1922. Oil on canvas. Russian Museum. Wassily Kandinsky. A Blue Crest. 1917. Oil on canvas Nikolai Roerich. Earthly Spell. 1907. Tempera, pastel on paper mounted on cardboard.

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Vyacheslav Pakulin, endowed with a unique, striking talent, in 1920s and 1930s was caught up by the search for a "great style", paying tribute to the common aspirations of many artists of the post-revolutionary period. The first personal exhibition of the artist in the Russian Museum is aimed to fully present his searches and discoveries in the field of painting, graphics and theatrical art.

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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.

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