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29 december 2002—10 march 2003
The main theme of this exhibition, which consists of works of painting, sculpture and graphics of XVI-XX cc. from collection of the Russian museum, will be relationship between two. Antinomies that form dialectic of human life (like love and hatred, youth and old age, good and evil, friendship and enmity, gift and mediocrity) were transferred to art with inevitable constancy and determined plots of the great majority of masterpieces of the world fine art. At the exhibition in the Benoi wing various problems of relationship between people will be shown by such canvases as On the eve of Annunciation by M.Nesterov, Persey and Andromeda by K.Brullov, Harlequin and his Lady by K.Somov, A Kiss by F.Moller, Wrestlers by N.Goncharova, Petre I is interrogating zarevich Alexey by N.Ge. Sometimes the same themes or images can be seen in their development. For instance, saints Boris and Gleb are shown both in the icon of XVI c. and in the picture by N.Rerikh. Besides, canvas of V.Borovikovsky, A.Venezianov, A.Ivanov, N.Yaroshenko, B.Kustodiev, P.Kusnezov, K.Malevich, G.Serebryakova, and many many other brilliant Russian artists will be showcased at the exhibition. The exhibition is held as a part of IV International winter festival 'Ploshad Iskusstv' (Square of Arts)
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Folk Art of the Nizhny Novgorod Region

Folk Art of the Nizhny Novgorod Region

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.

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Henryk Siemiradzki and Russian Artists’ Colony in Rome

Henryk Siemiradzki and Russian Artists’ Colony in Rome

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.

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