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 in Moscow, the Tver regional art gallery and the Novosibirsk State Art Museum, as well as from private collections in St. Petersburg and Moscow.
Age restrictions: 12+
Inspired by the Classics: Neoclassicism in Russia
15 june—11 september 2023
This exhibition is dedicated to Russian Neoclassicism, an early 20th-century art trend that, alongside avant-garde, was influential in shaping Russian architecture, theatre, music, fashion and everyday life, as well as the figurative arts.
Home and Family. Images of Peaceful Life
16 december 2022—20 june 2023
The Russian Museum exhibition project Artists on War and Peace can be seen as a diptych comprised of two exhibitions: Images of Military Life in Russian Art of the 16th to 20th Centuries and Home and Family. Images of Peaceful Life. They explore two existential aspects of human life perceived as polar opposites. The first half of the diptych features scenes of everyday life during wartime, while the other focuses on the theme of the home and family as guardian of the moral values of the Russian people.
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