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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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Igor Grabar. For the 150th Anniversary of the Artist's Birth

Igor Grabar. For the 150th Anniversary of the Artist's Birth

22 july—20 september 2021

The exhibition dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the artist presents more than 120 paintings made in 1880s - 1950s. The exposition will include works from 17 Russian museums, as well as private collections in both Russian capitals.

Ivan Shishkin. 1832–1898

Ivan Shishkin. 1832–1898

23 june—30 august 2021

The work of Ivan Shishkin (1832–1898) occupies a special place in history of Russian art. The major exhibition from the funds of the Russian Museum will provide an opportunity to get acquainted with the unique talent of the greatest master of Russian landscape in all its diversity.

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