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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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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.

Ivan Shishkin. 1832–1898

Ivan Shishkin. 1832–1898

23 june—30 august 2021

The work of Ivan Shishkin (1832–1898) occupies a special place in history of Russian art. The major exhibition from the funds of the Russian Museum will provide an opportunity to get acquainted with the unique talent of the greatest master of Russian landscape in all its diversity.

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