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TWO CENTURIES OF THE RUSSIAN LITHOGRAPHY

19 july 2007—24 september 2007
The State Russian Museum presents the exhibition dedicated to the development of the art of easel lithography in Russia which is one of the most popular techniques of printed graphics. Invented two centuries ago lithography is one of the youngest techniques of printing compared to xylography and engraving on metal. Formation of lithography as of a separate discipline, search for its own artistic language and recognition of its specificity are the main themes of the exhibition. The current exhibition is the first ever display tracing the history of the development of Russian easel lithography from the very first prints of the 1810s to the block prints of the early nineteenth century. The exhibition comprises two hundred and fifty works of art by over one hundred and sixty authors including the works of the leading masters and of the artists who were also engaged in other genres of fine art. Of special notice are the works from the Views of St Petersburg and its Environs series published in the 1820s, the lithographic experiments of Russian futurists in the 1910s, the activities of the Experimental lithographic workshop in the 1930s. Great is the contribution to the history of lithography of Karl Beggrov, Stepan Galaktionov, Andrei Martynov, Ignaty Schedrovsky, Nadezhda Voitinskaya, Vladimir Konashevich, Georgy Vereisky, Boris Yermolayev, Anatoly Kaplan, Alexander Vedernikov, Vera Matyukh, Vadim Brodsky and Mikhail Karasik. Such celebrated artists as Vladimir Borovikovsky and Orest Kiprensky, Nikolai Sverchkov and Ivan Shishkin, Léon Bakst and Valentin Serov, Natalia Goncharova and Mikhail Larionov, Sergei Gerasimov, Yury Vasnetsov, and Mihail Chemiakin also contributed to lithography at different periods of their creative oeuvre. The Russian Museum owns the richest collection of national lithography enabling to trace all the stages of the development of this printing technique. With the exception of several recent works generously lent by their authors and collectors the exhibition shows the best works from the collection of the museum.
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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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