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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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Nature Reimagined

Nature Reimagined

5 march—21 june 2021

The exhibition is devoted to the most impressive and spectacular natural events depicted in the paintings of Russian artists. The exhibition will include paintings of artists of the XIX-XX centuries from the collection of the Russian Museum such as I. Aivazovsky, A. Savrasov, F. Vasilyev, A. Kuindzhi, I. Levitan, N. Dubovskoy, K. Redko, M. Vorobyov, and others.

Nicholas Roerich. In Search of Shambala

Nicholas Roerich. In Search of Shambala

12 november 2020—10 may 2021

Please note: the exhibition will be closed from 22 March due to technical reasons. It will reopen from 10 April. The last day of the exhibition is 10 May.

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.

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