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Decorative and Applied Arts in Russia. ХХ century

Decorative and Applied Arts in Russia. ХХ century
Permanent exhibition

The permanent display «Decorative and Applied Arts in Russia. ХХ century» involves over four hundred items of porcelain, glass, majolica, as well as furniture pieces and textile from the Russian Museum collection.

The pre-revolutionary period is shown with the works by Mikhail Vrubel, Valentin Serov, Victor Borisov-Musatov, Konstantin Somov, Alexander Golovin and the artists of Imperial Porcelain and Glass factories, «Abramtsevo group» of Savva Mamontov and «Talashkino workshop» of princess Tenisheva from near the town of Smolensk.

The department dedicated to the 1920-s shows us different examples of agitation porcelain by Sergey Chekhonin, Natalia Danko, Alexandra Schekhotikhina-Pototskaya, Nathan Altman etc.) The highlight of this collection is suprematic porcelain by Kazimir Malevich, Nikolai Suetin, Ilya Chashnik. The porcelain of 1940-1990-s is represented with the works by the artists of Leningrad Porcelain factory of Lomonosov (now «Imperial porcelain factory»): Anna Leporskaya, Eduard Krimmer , I.Akvilonova, V.Gorodetsky, T.Afanasyeva etc. Technological and stylistic improvement in glassware production, which occurred in the soviet period, is shown in the works by Vera Mukhina, Alexey Uspensky, Boris Smirnov, Adolf Ostroumov , Leida Jurgen etc.

Decorative textile is represented with the samples of «agitation fabrics» decorated with soviet symbolis and drawings dedicated to the youngsters, sport, peasants’ labor mechanization (end of the 1920-s - beginning of 1930-s). The works by soviet masters of textile-making of the 1960-s are represented with decorative fabrics by Moscow artists Sulamif Zaslavskaya («Horsies») and Т.Armand («ПRectangles»). The department display is crowned with the textile pannoes by T. Novikov. While the display was getting ready, a range of unique items was donated to the museum, for example, a decorative vessel «Rooster» by Alexander Golovin, a majolica plaque by Peter Vaulin’s factory in Kikerino etc. This is the first time the visitors can see these items.

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Expressionism in Russian Art

Expressionism in Russian Art

20 september—19 november 2018

An exhibition of painting and graphic works of Russian Expressionism investigates original traits of this international movement in Russia.

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St. Isaac's Cathedral. To the History of Construction

St. Isaac's Cathedral. To the History of Construction

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The exhibition, dedicated to the 200th anniverary of St. Isaac's Cathedral, reveals new facts on the history of its construction and decoration. It presents drawings and cartoons made for the interior of the cathedral by such masters as Karl Bryullov, Fyodor Bruni, and others.

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