The concept of outskirt is revealed at the exhibition variously, sometimes unexpectedly, depending on the task that each of the artists set himself. The range of these meanings is very wide - from the depiction of the everyday occasions that take part on the outskirt of a large town to the image of outskirt as a philosophic concept connected with the reflections about homeland or the fate of a Man in the world. In the exposition the chamber motifs such as the images of the working-class district or the scenes of a regular life in provincial towns are presented together with imposing panoramas of the Russian nature and the works devoted to the theme of wandering or the motif of the overcoming of Russian edgeless expanses. The significant role here plays the artistic comprehension of problem of communication between the centre and outlying areas and the motif of a board between the natural world and the world created by a man. The exposition unites the works by important masters (F.Alekseev, A.Martynov, I.Ermenev, A.Orlovsky, I. Kramskoy, M.Chagall, R.Falk, N.Goncharova, A.Lentulov, P.Nikonov, G.Korgev and others) and less known artists, presenting different trends and stages of the development of Russian art.
Inspired by the Classics: Neoclassicism in Russia
15 june—11 september 2023
This exhibition is dedicated to Russian Neoclassicism, an early 20th-century art trend that, alongside avant-garde, was influential in shaping Russian architecture, theatre, music, fashion and everyday life, as well as the figurative arts.
Home and Family. Images of Peaceful Life
16 december 2022—20 june 2023
The Russian Museum exhibition project Artists on War and Peace can be seen as a diptych comprised of two exhibitions: Images of Military Life in Russian Art of the 16th to 20th Centuries and Home and Family. Images of Peaceful Life. They explore two existential aspects of human life perceived as polar opposites. The first half of the diptych features scenes of everyday life during wartime, while the other focuses on the theme of the home and family as guardian of the moral values of the Russian people.
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