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FIRST WORLD WAR. 1914–1918.

Supported by:
  • Sistema Charitable Foundation
K.Petrov-Vodkin. On the Firing Line. 1916. Oil on canvas. 196 x 275.
4 june 2014—13 august 2014

The exhibition is devoted to the memory of participants and victims of the First World War. The people of these times who two years earlier had celebrated the 100th anniversary of Anti-Napoleon War of 1812 year, regarded the World War as "Great" and "Second Patriotic". Many Russian artists, art historians and museum research workers became the participants of war, while those artists, who hadn't gone to the front, were engaged in the struggle against enemy with the means of fine art. They took participation in the work of Military Artistic Brigades and two Trophy Commissions, created the canvases and posters that commemorated battles and their heroes, tried to arise the military spirit of Russian soldiers and drew caricatures for different magazines.

The State Russian Museum is the first museum in Russia that presents in 2014 the exhibition, devoted to the First World War. The exhibition brings together about 250 works from the collection of the Russian museum - the paintings and drawings by K.Petrov-Vodkin, N.Roerich, P.Filonov, caricatures by N.Remizov (Re-Mi), engravings by N.Goncharova and N.Rozanova, popular prints by K.Malevich, V.Mayakovsky, E.Narbut, O.Sharleman and posters by K.Korovin, A.Arkhipov, L.Pasternak, I.Vladimirov and the others, and also documental photographs of the War time.

B.Kustodiev. Loan of Freedom. Poster. 1917. Chromolithograph on paper. 100,5 х 67,5. K.Petrov-Vodkin. On the Firing Line. 1916. Oil on canvas. 196 x 275. G.Narbut. Cossak and Germans. Page number one from the “War pictures” series. 1914. Chromolithograph on paper. 41 х 57,4.

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Nicholas Roerich. In Search of Shambala

Nicholas Roerich. In Search of Shambala

12 november 2020—8 march 2021

The exhibition displays the works of Nicholas Roerich (1874-1947) - a world-famous artist, one of the leading masters of Russian art of the first half of the 20th century. The exhibition will feature about 80 paintings from the Russian Museum collection, as well as several graphic works.

Gifts to the Russian Museum from Artists and Collectors. Selected Works. 1898–2019

Gifts to the Russian Museum from Artists and Collectors. Selected Works. 1898–2019

29 july 2020—10 january 2021

To mark the 125th anniversary of the Russian Museum, such an exhibition will be shown in all of its palaces, bringing together items of different epochs and donors, including the imperial family (Alexander III, Nicholas II, Grand Dukes), famous patrons of the arts and many others. General sponsor of the exhibition - VTB Bank.

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