Branches:

Mikhail Shvartsman

М. Shvartsman. Doors of the Sky. 1988. The State Russian Museum
10 february—26 august 2018
The exhibition is held at the Málaga branch

Mikhail Shvartsman (1926–1997) was a legendary figure for several generations of Russians. His works from the 1960s and 70s were known to a select few, not just because they were practically forbidden in Soviet times but also because the artist himself didn’t particularly strive for popularity. Though Shvartsman had only a small circle of pupils, he was held in regard by many of his contemporary colleagues as both thinker, artist and philosopher. 

His deeply individual interpretation of the world, the mesmerizing force and depth of his thought and the absolute novelty of his visual language aroused unconditional respect. He saw his work as an alternative to not only Soviet mainstream art but also the conceptualism that was gaining ascendancy at the time. In it he saw the foundation for a new Grand Architectural Style, the term he used to refer to his artistic ideas. 

When a new day arrived in Russia and all limitations and taboos in the world of art were lifted, Shvartsman’s work slowly came to light, first among connoisseurs and specialists of fine art. Revealed before them was a complex and subtle spiritual world expressed in a high style. From that moment on, Shvartsman’s art began receiving true recognition and broad access to museums and exhibition spaces. 

Today the Russian Museum is showing Mikhail Shvartsman’s oeuvre to the Spanish public for the first time. This is a great responsibility, but also great is our belief that the artist’s work will find acceptance among Western viewers. The exhibition includes 13 works created by Shvatsman between the 1970s and the 1990s.

As the artist himself was fond of saying, "To understand my work requires very little: just faith and an open heart."

Exhibitions
Andrei Tarkovsky. An Artist of Space

Andrei Tarkovsky. An Artist of Space

29 june—1 august 2018

The exhibition at the Heylshof Museum (Worms, Germany) is dedicated to Andrei Tarkovsky (1932–1986), famous Russian filmmaker and film director. The exhibition brings together archival and documentary materials, as well as photographs from film sets.

Holidays in Russia

Holidays in Russia

18 may—22 july 2018

An exhibition of works from the collection of the Russian Museum devoted to traditional holidays in Russia has opened at the Museum of Norilsk.

Also in the Russian Museum
The Russian Museum recommends
Collection highlights
Collection highlights

The collection of masterpieces, chosen by the Russian Museum will allow you to make a first impression of the collection of the Russian Museum.

Start

Virtual tours
Virtual tours

Russian Museum - one of the world's largest museums and is perhaps the only country where such a full treasure of national culture are presented.
Virtual tour of the museum complex. 2009 (Rus., Eng., Ger., Fin.)

Details

Online Shop
Online Shop

In the online shop of the Russian Museum presented a huge range of souvenirs, illustrated editions and multimedia disks.

Go to store

Mobile Apps
Mobile Apps

Google PlayApp Store

Details