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Pavel Fedotov. 1815-1852

The Mayor’s marriage proposal (Bride-show in a Merchant’s House). 1850-1852. Oil on canvas. State Russian Museum. Variant of the painting (dated 1848) from the collection of State Tretyakov Gallery.
22 october 2015—17 january 2016
The exhibition dedicated to the 200th anniversary of Pavel Fedotov (1815-1852) - one of the most prominent Russian artists of the XIXth century includes around 40 paintings and over 100 graphic works from the collection of the State Russian Museum, State Tretyakov Gallery, State Historical Museum and Ivanovo Regional Art Museum, and also the costumes of the midth of the 19th century from the collection of the Alexandrinsky Theatre. The exhibition presents Pavel Fedotov as a versatile master, the author of famous genre paintings and outstanding portraits and the genius of drawing.

Pavel Fedotov is usually called "Gogol in painting": his works expressively and truthfully describe the man of the controversial and complicated period of the XIXth century. In 2015 the anniversary exhibition of Pavel Fedotov was already held in the State Tretyakov Gallery. In the Russian Museum the artistic heritage of this master will be displayed from the other point of view that helps to reveal all stages of Pavel Fedotov's short but bright and productive creative life.

The exhibition is sponsored by VTB Bank

Portrait of Olga Demonkal. Between 1850 and 1852. Oil on canvas. State Russian Museum. Portrait of Sergei Krylov. Between 1850 and 1852. Oil on canvas. State Russian Museum. Bivouac of Leib Guard of Pavlovsky Regiment (Rest on the march).1842–1843. Water color, whiting, lacquer, paper on cardboard. State Russian Museum.

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Expressionism in Russian Art

Expressionism in Russian Art

20 september—19 november 2018

An exhibition of painting and graphic works of Russian Expressionism investigates original traits of this international movement in Russia.

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St. Isaac's Cathedral. To the History of Construction

St. Isaac's Cathedral. To the History of Construction

22 august 2018—14 january 2019

The exhibition, dedicated to the 200th anniverary of St. Isaac's Cathedral, reveals new facts on the history of its construction and decoration. It presents drawings and cartoons made for the interior of the cathedral by such masters as Karl Bryullov, Fyodor Bruni, and others.

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