The largest exhibition so far dedicated to the genre of self-portrait opened in the Russian Museum on 29 June.
The relevance of this genre in the context of contemporary culture increases with every generation. Self-portrait stands out like a mirror which reflects not only the personality of the author, but his perception of the artist’s role, the significance of art and its place in the life of contemporaries.
The exhibition comprises over 200 pieces of art from the Russian Museum collection among which are the best examples of the genre performed by the leading masters of Russian art. The exhibition provides a unique opportunity to trace the development of the self-portrait in the Russian painting, graphics and sculpture from the early XVIII century to the present day. Along with the masterpieces the works of less known artists aree on display, reflecting the very spirit of their time.
Vladimir Gusev, director of the State Russian Museum about the exhibition (only in Russian language):
21 december 2017—26 march 2018
The exhibition amasses impressive handiwork by artisans of the Niznny Novgorod Region, including unique pieces of Khokhloma and Gorodets painting, metalware, women costumes, wooden toys, and ceramic ware.
20 december 2017—2 april 2018
Henryk Siemiradzki (1843–1902), graduate of the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts, is one of the most prominent masters of the late 19th century European academic painting. His career in art was closely interwoven with Rome. The exhibition will unite 125 artworks by Siemiradzki and his contemporaries, Russian academic painters and sculptors, who worked in the Eternal City in the second half of the 19th century and the early 20th century.
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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