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Portraiture in Russia. XX Century.

5 november 2001—18 march 2002
One of the leading phenomena in Russian culture in the past hundred years, twentieth-century portraiture is represented at this monographic exhibition by some three hundred works of painting and sculpture from the collection of the Russian Museum. The exhibits arranged in chronological order permit the viewers to trace the evolution of different artistic concepts of portrait painting and record for posterity the witnesses and participants of various historical events of the past century. First quarter of the XX century offers a wide retrospective of the spiritual and artistic quests. Such renowned masters of psychological portrait as Ilya Repin and Vasily Surikov were still active, Nikolai BogdanovvBelsky continued the traditions of realistic portraiture, Valentin Serov-s profoundly psychological images of his contemporaries and the works of the World of Art (Mir Iskusstva) members enjoyed pride of place at the art exhibitions of that time. Such Cubo-Futurists as Jean Pougny and Lyubov Popova were also attracted to portraiture. Impressionism paved the way for the avant-garde experiments and stimulated the searches of such young artists as Ilya Mashkov and Pyotr Konchalovsky. A whole series of works by Valentin Serov, Vasily Surikov-s ?Self-Portrait¦ (1915), Leon Bakst-s ? Portrait of Sergei Diaghilev with his Nanny ¦ (1906), Boris Grigoriev-s ?Portrait of Vsevolod Meierhold ¦ (1916), Alexander Samokhvalov -s ?Girl in a Sports Shirt¦ (1932) are now embedded forever in the national consciousness of the Russian people.
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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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Virtual tour of the museum complex. 2009 (Rus., Eng., Ger., Fin.)

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