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Neoclassicism in Russia

23 october 2008—15 january 2009
The “Neoclassicism in Russia” exhibition continues the series of exhibitions in the Russian Museum dedicated to the most prominent movements in the Russian art of the beginning of the XX century (“Symbolism in Russia”, 1996, “Russian impressionism”, 2000, “Russian Futurism”, 2000). It’s the first monographic exposition of neoclassicism in Russia. The exhibition presents 180 paintings, graphic works and sculpture from the collection of the Russian Museum.

According to the chronological order the exposition contains the artwork from 1900 to 1932. The viewers are able to get acquainted with portraits, compositions on biblical themes and the classical myth subjects, printing-press and book graphic art, sketches for monumental painting that were made by such prominent masters as: Valentin Serov, Konstantin Somov, Boris Kustodiev, Zinaida Serebryakova, Georgy Narbut, Sergey Chekhonin, Sergey Konenkov, Aleksandr Matveev, Ivan Fomin, Kazimir Malevich, Aleksandr Samokhvalov and other talented artists, who formed the unique character of the Russian Neoclassicism.

For the first time visitors are able to see the monumental group portrait by Vasily Shukhaev “Regiment in the Field”, canvases by Stepan Karpov, Yulia Obolenskaya, architectural etchings by Ivan Fomin, Vladimir Taleporovsky, drawings by Vasily Shukhaev, Boris Yakovlev, Nikolai Ulianov and others.

Russian Neoclassic artists as well as their colleagues on the West weren’t united in one organization. They were participants of different groups that turned to the ancient and classical art in quest of means of expressiveness and inspiration. Exposition gives an exhaustive idea of the multi-layer Russian neoclassicism.

Special computer program was prepared for the exhibition.

The exhibition is supported by the NOVATEK Company.

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Mikhail Vrubel. To the 165th Anniversary of the Artist

Mikhail Vrubel. To the 165th Anniversary of the Artist

2 june—2 august 2022

The exhibition dedicated to the 165th anniversary of Mikhail Aleksandrovich Vrubel (1856-1910) will present the main stages of the path of one of the leading masters of Russian art. Like the titans of the Renaissance, the artist was richly gifted. His creative pursuits and achievements were far ahead of his time. Portraits of contemporaries and landscapes created by him, works inspired by Russian and ancient mythology and classical literature, are marked by high spirituality.

Preserving History. The Russian Museum Restoration Workshops Celebrate Their Centenary

Preserving History. The Russian Museum Restoration Workshops Celebrate Their Centenary

21 april—18 july 2022

April 25, 2022 marks exactly 100 years since the organization of the first restoration workshop at the Russian Museum. Only 330 of the most interesting exhibits from the restoration point of view will be presented at the exhibition. These are paintings, icons and graphic works, objects of decorative, applied and folk art and sculptures.

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Virtual tour of the museum complex. 2009 (Rus., Eng., Ger., Fin.)

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