The creative oeuvre of Aleksandr Manusov is the outstanding and original phenomenon in the Russian art of the last third of the 20th century. Representative of the 1970s and 1980s Leningrad underground, he combined cultural continuity with a free object research. The active member of the Experimental Fine Arts Society, initiator of numerous exhibitions, and participant of discussions, in the silence of his studio Manusov was able to abstract himself from everyday bustles.
His main authorities were: Rembrandt van Rijn, Francisco Goya, Pavel Filonov, Victor Borisov-Musatov, Paul Cézanne and Robert Falk; from the contemporaries: I. Ivanov and A. Arefyev, V. Shagin and R. Vasmi. For a long time the world of Manusov’s creative fantasies was restricted by the chamber subjects: “walks”, “talks”, “bathes”. And only at the end of his short life the artist gained unexpected power and force of generalization.
18 august—10 october 2022
This exhibition will introduce viewers to the furniture preserved in the Russian Museum, a collection the public is not very familiar with. It will also open up a new perspective on well-known Russian works of art. What kinds of chairs exist? What are they made of? What do people do while seated? What poses do they adopt? What does an empty chair mean? A synthesis of painting, graphic art, sculpture, applied art, and design, the Russian Museum’s exhibition stimulates ideas on these questions and more.
1 july—29 august 2022
The language of animation ever more often is replacing the language of traditional figurative art. The exhibition showcases works by Russian artists from the end of the 20th century to the present day in three independent projects: Mechanicus, Animators, and Man the Circuit.
The collection of masterpieces, chosen by the Russian Museum will allow you to make a first impression of the collection of the Russian Museum.
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.)
In the online shop of the Russian Museum presented a huge range of souvenirs, illustrated editions and multimedia disks.
Be informed about news, events and exhibitions of the Russian Museum
The State Russian Museum
The Russian Museum is the exclusive owner of all the interior images and pieces of art of the Russian Museum collection, as well as all the images and text information given on its official site. The usage of the texts and images provided on the site is only allowed with the permission of the Russian Museum.