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Ivan Shishkin. 1832–1898

Ivan Shishkin. Sketch for “View in the Environs of Düsseldorf”. Oil on wood.
23 june—15 november 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.

During his lifetime, Shishkin became famous for his drawings. Famous collectors such as P.M. Tretyakov and I.N. Tereshchenko, ordered easel drawings from the artist for their collections. The Russian Museum is the largest owner of the master's graphic heritage. In addition to the work material (about 1400 sheets), the museum contains a significant number of outstanding works performed in different techniques. Shishkin was a virtuoso master of both a graphite pencil and a pen, charcoal and brush. The exposition will include more than 100 works, among which an early self-portrait of the master, landscapes of the artist's native Elabuga, images of age-old forests, coastal groves and Crimean rocks. In addition to watercolors, easel graphic works, studies, pencil sketches of compositions, author's etchings and lithographs, the exhibition will feature dozens of little-known pictorial paintings and sketches of the master of a forest landscape from the museum's funds. The exposition will allow comparing the artist's preparatory materials with his completed canvases.

The exhibition will be of interest to art lovers and professionals. An in-person acquaintance with the creative heritage of the “forest hero” Ivan Shishkin is always an expected event, opening up new facets of the talent of the leading representative of Russian realistic art.


The exhibition was organized with the support of the LUKOIL Charitable Foundation

Ivan Shishkin. Self-portrait. 1854. Graphite pencil on paper. Ivan Shishkin. Gurzuf. Stones. 1879. Graphite pencil on paper. Ivan Shishkin. Ferns. 1885. Paper, soft-ground etching. Ivan Shishkin. On the Shore of the Gulf of Finland (Udrias near Narva). 1888. Oil on cardboard.

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Vyacheslav Pakulin: Searching for the Style of an Era

Vyacheslav Pakulin: Searching for the Style of an Era

9 december 2021—7 march 2022

Vyacheslav Pakulin, endowed with a unique, striking talent, in 1920s and 1930s was caught up by the search for a "great style", paying tribute to the common aspirations of many artists of the post-revolutionary period. The first personal exhibition of the artist in the Russian Museum is aimed to fully present his searches and discoveries in the field of painting, graphics and theatrical art.

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.

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