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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

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Nicholas Roerich. In Search of Shambala

Nicholas Roerich. In Search of Shambala

12 november 2020—8 march 2021

The exhibition displays the works of Nicholas Roerich (1874-1947) - a world-famous artist, one of the leading masters of Russian art of the first half of the 20th century. The exhibition will feature about 80 paintings from the Russian Museum collection, as well as several graphic works.

Gifts to the Russian Museum from Artists and Collectors. Selected Works. 1898–2019

Gifts to the Russian Museum from Artists and Collectors. Selected Works. 1898–2019

29 july 2020—10 january 2021

To mark the 125th anniversary of the Russian Museum, such an exhibition will be shown in all of its palaces, bringing together items of different epochs and donors, including the imperial family (Alexander III, Nicholas II, Grand Dukes), famous patrons of the arts and many others. General sponsor of the exhibition - VTB Bank.

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