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FAVOURED BY CLIO. HEROES AND VILLAINS IN RUSSIAN HISTORY.

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  • JSFC Sistema
Nikolai Bruni. Grand Princess St. Olga. 1901.
8 december 2010—16 may 2011
The exhibition is devoted to the Russian rulers, politicians, military leaders, priests, mutineers, impostors, revolutionists, men of culture – the main actors of the imposing drama named Russian History, embracing the period from the “Vocation of the Varangians” to the 1980’s. Among the heroes of the works there is Alexander Nevsky, Dmitri Donskoy, Ivan Grozny, Stepan Razin, Peter the Great, Pavel the First, Gregory Rasputin, Vladimir Lenin, Iosif Stalin, Nikita Khrushchev, Leonid Bregnev. The people and common to all mankind ideas about good and evil, sanctity and sin, nobility and guile, heroism and cowardice are reflected in the images of the famous historical figures.

The exhibition includes the paintings, graphic works, sculptures, applied art works from the collections of the Russian Museum, the State Hermitage, the State Tretyakov Gallery, the State Historical Museum, the State Museum of Political History, the Scientific-research Museum of the Russian Academy of Fine Arts, the Ilya Glazunov Gallery and other museums of St Petersburg and Moscow.

Marcus Antokolsky. Nestor the Chronicler. After 1890. Ivan Pelevin. Ivan the Terrible Over the Body of the Son Slain by Him. 1877. Boris Grigoriev. Portrait of Kachalov in the Role of Tsar Theodore Ioannovich. 1923. Valentin Serov. Peter the Great. 1907. Alexander Makovsky. Portrait of Konstantin Pobedonostsev, Ober-Procurator of the Holy Synod. 1899. Nikolai Ge. Portrait of the Writer Leo Tolstoy. 1884. Ilya Repin. Portrait of Alexander Kerensky. 1918. Paolo Trubetskoi. Portrait of Grand Duchess Elizaveta Fyodorovna. 1898. Statuette. Dmitry Zhilinsky. Svyatoslav Richter Playing. 1985. Mark Klionsky. Portrait of Mstislav Rostropovich. 1994.

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Mikhail Vrubel. To the 165th Anniversary of the Artist

Mikhail Vrubel. To the 165th Anniversary of the Artist

2 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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