The collection of the museum comprises works of the representatives of large schools that existed in Soviet times (e.g., Leningrad school of landscape painting of the 1930s - 1950s). The art of socialist realism, showing high artistic merit, clarity of plot, a tendency for "grand style", is reflected in the paintings by A.A. Deyneka, A.N. Samokhvalov, A.A. Plastov, Yu.I. Pimenov and many other Soviet artists who continued to work during the Great Patriotic War and in the second half of the XX century. The most valuable part of the collection of Soviet art of the Russian Museum includes works by representatives of the "severe style" and relating trends of Soviet art of the 1960s-1970s. The museum collection comprises works by such masters of postwar time as N.I. Andronov, V.V. Vatenin, D.D. Zhilinsky, V.I. Ivanov, G.M. Korzhev, E.E. Moiseenko, P.F. Nikonov, P.P. Ossovsky, V.E. Popkov, V.M. Sidorov, V.F. Stozharov, brothers A.P. and S.P. Tkachev, B.S. Ugarov, P.T. Fomin, and others, representing a wide range of genres – from historical painting to still life. In the 1970s-1980s, the formerly rejected artistic experience was renovated, which, within the official art trends, gave rise to a number of artists who worked in the area of "idea pictures", related to the metaphorical multidimensional conceptualisation of the world and human life (O.V. Bulgakova, T.G. Nazarenko, N.I. Nesterova , I.V. Pravdin, A.A. Sundukov, and others). During the period of "perestroika" (1985-1991) the collection of the Russian Museum was enriched by a number of artists working within the underground movement. The collection of contemporary art is a very mobile and dynamic part of the collection of the XX – early XXI centuries, while other parts of the collection of paintings continue to grow as well.
27 april—14 august 2017
The XVIth century in Novgorod’s art history is a time of true rise but it still has never been an object of a special exhibition project and shown as a whole artistic phenomenon.
20 april—24 july 2017
The exhibition is dedicated to the 175-th anniversary of Vasily Vereshchagin, world-known Russian artist famous mainly for his battle pieces.
The collection of masterpieces, chosen by the Russian Museum will allow you to make a first impression of the collection of the Russian Museum.
Russian Museum - one of the world's largest museums and is perhaps the only country where such a full treasure of national culture are presented.
Virtual tour of the museum complex. 2009 (Rus., Eng., Ger., Fin.)
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