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FAMILY PORTRAIT

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  • Magnezit Group
P.Drozhdin. Portrait of the Artist Alexei Antropov with his Son in front of a Portrait of His Wife. 1776. Oil on canvas. 84 х 70,5
13 august 2014—27 october 2014
The exhibition includes over 200 paintings, graphic works and sculptures from the Russian Museum collection, private collections and artists' studios. The current trends of creating a family portrait in Russian art are presented by a variety of examples from the early pieces of painting and graphic art of 18th century to the portrait and thematic painting of the second half of 19th - early 20th centuries. This palette of images reveals different sides of Russian family life with its traditions, habits and everyday concerns. The great section devoted to the family portrait of Soviet time includes works by N.Andronov, F.Bogorodsky, D.Zhilinsky, E.Moiseenko, A.Mylnikov and other artists. Special place in the exposition is given to works, united by the motif of artist in the circle of his family. The actual social and critical aspect is revealed in the installation of contemporary St. Petersburg "Witchcraft Artists" project. Another subject of interest is a set of archive family photographs and a media installation created on basis of photography materials given to the Russian Museum by the citizens of St.Petersburg.

Fyodor Tolstoi. Family Portrait. 1830. Oil on canvas. A.Korzukhin. Granny’s Holiday. 1893. Oil on canvas. P.Konchalovsky. A Family Portrait (Against the Background of a Chinese Panel). 1911. Oil on canvas. A.Ryabushkin. Merchant and His Family in the 17th Century. Oil on canvas. 143 x 213 A.Mylnikov. Sisters. 1967. Oil on canvas.

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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

22 august 2018—14 january 2019

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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