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Léon Bakst

Portrait of Alexander Benois. Watercolor and pastel on paper. 1898. The Russian Museum
24 february 2016—9 may 2016

Léon Bakst (1866-1924) is a world-known master of painting and drawing, whose impact on the flourishing of Russian theatrical and decorative art is hard to overestimate. His designs for costumes and decorations were great part of the success of Sergey Diaghilev's "Les saisons russes" - ballet and opera performances in Russia, France and other countries. The art of Bakst largely influenced theatrical art all over the world. It became an outstanding example of a thoughtful combination of experiments with form and interest to the artistic tradition of the Ancient East and antiquity. 

The exhibition dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the master presents around 100 works from the Russian museum collection and other museums. 

The exhibition is sponsored by VTB Bank

Self-portrait. 1893. Oil on cardboard. The Russian Museum Rain in the Street. France. 1893 (?). Oil on wood. The Russian Museum Poster for a Charity Doll Bazar. 1899. Pastel on cardboard. The Russian Museum. Supper. 1902. Oil on canvas. The Russian Museum Portrait of Marina Gritsenko in childhood. 1905. Pastel on canvas. The Russian Museum Study of costume for Ida Rubinshtein for ballet “Cleopatra” (“Egyptian Nights”). Watercolor, graphite pencil and bronze color on paper mounted on cardboard. 1909. St. Petersburg State Museum of Theatre and Music. Two Boeotian Women. Costumes for Bronislava Nizhinskaya and Vera Fokina.  Water color, graphite pencil and silver color on cream-laid paper. St. Petersburg State Museum of Theatre and Music. Portrait of Sergey Diaghilev with his Nanny. 1906. Oil on canvas. The Russian Museum. Terror Antiquus. 1908. Oil on canvas. The Russian Museum

Exhibitions
Headscarves and Shawls in Russia from the 18th to the 21st  Century

Headscarves and Shawls in Russia from the 18th to the 21st  Century

20 december 2018—11 march 2019

The exhibition will present more than 600 works of various types of textile art, painting, graphics, decorative and applied art, and more than 30 costumes, including shawls, headscarves, pashminas, and stoles.

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Karl Marx Forever?

Karl Marx Forever?

17 october 2018—14 january 2019

An exhibition on the occasion of the 200th birth anniversary of Karl Marx offers a comprehensive overview of images of the influential thinker in Russian culture and everyday life from the beginning of the 20th century till nowadays.

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