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Wassily Kandinsky and Russia

Black spot (I). 1912. Oil on canvas. 101х131. State Russian Museum
22 september 2016—4 december 2016

The oeuvre of Wassily Kandinsky (1866–1944), world-renown Russian artist is for the first time presented with special emphasis made on the national origins of his early figurative works and abstract paintings of 1910-s. The exhibition dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the artist comprises his graphic and painterly works alongside with the pieces by his prominent contemporaries (Ivan Bilibin, Elena Polenova, Sergei Malyutin, Mikhail Larionov, Natalia Goncharova, Kazimir Malevich, David Burliuk, Alexey Yawlensky, Marianna Verevkina and others). These artists participated with Kandinsky in the Izdebsky Salons and “The Blue Rider” group exhibitions and reflected the symbolism, expressionism and art nouveau trends.

The exposition also includes the examples of traditional Russian folk art (distaffs, birch bark boxes, embroidered towels, toys, carved wooden items) that largely influenced the stylistic and ideological principles of Wassily Kandinsky’s art.

The works on display are selected from the collection of the State Russian Museum, State Tretyakov Gallery, Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Hermitage and other museum collections.

The exhibition is supported by PJSC NOVATEK

A river in autumn. Between 1901 and 1903. Oil on plywood. 20х30,5. State Russian Museum A white cloud. 1918. Oil on glass. 25x31. State Russian Museum Two ovals. 1919. Oil on canvas. 107х89,5. State Russian Museum Distaff. Middle of XIX century. Carving and painting on wood. State Russian Museum

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Expressionism in Russian Art

Expressionism in Russian Art

20 september—19 november 2018

An exhibition of painting and graphic works of Russian Expressionism investigates original traits of this international movement in Russia.

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St. Isaac's Cathedral. To the History of Construction

St. Isaac's Cathedral. To the History of Construction

22 august 2018—14 january 2019

The exhibition, dedicated to the 200th anniverary of St. Isaac's Cathedral, reveals new facts on the history of its construction and decoration. It presents drawings and cartoons made for the interior of the cathedral by such masters as Karl Bryullov, Fyodor Bruni, and others.

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