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FAMILY PORTRAIT

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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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Mikhail Vrubel. To the 165th Anniversary of the Artist

Mikhail Vrubel. To the 165th Anniversary of the Artist

3 june—2 august 2022

The exhibition dedicated to the 165th anniversary of Mikhail Aleksandrovich Vrubel (1856-1910) will present the main stages of the path of one of the leading masters of Russian art. Like the titans of the Renaissance, the artist was richly gifted. His creative pursuits and achievements were far ahead of his time. Portraits of contemporaries and landscapes created by him, works inspired by Russian and ancient mythology and classical literature, are marked by high spirituality.

Preserving History. The Russian Museum Restoration Workshops Celebrate Their Centenary

Preserving History. The Russian Museum Restoration Workshops Celebrate Their Centenary

21 april—18 july 2022

April 25, 2022 marks exactly 100 years since the organization of the first restoration workshop at the Russian Museum. Only 330 of the most interesting exhibits from the restoration point of view will be presented at the exhibition. These are paintings, icons and graphic works, objects of decorative, applied and folk art and sculptures.

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