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FILM POSTERS FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE RUSSIAN MUSEUM

G.Alexeyev. Poster for the film “Toward evening, one inclement autumn...”. Moscow, 1917. Chromolithograph.
10 september 2014—3 november 2014

The exhibition explores the development of Russian film poster of the first third of the XX century. More than 100 posters of the silent film era from the Russian Museum collection represent different stages of the evolution of this genre. Pre-revolutionary posters were made in the characteristic stylistics of the mass art, expressing the taste of the wide audience. The 1920-s saw flourishing of this genre, when artists of the Soviet avant-garde made the movie poster part of the great art, despite of its initially applied purpose.

Development of film posters reflected the major artistic trends of this era: from stylized primitivism of lubok pictures, through exquisite compositions of art nouveau to the laconic and conventional forms of constructivism. Masters of the film poster were thoroughly examining and employing various methods of plastic expression, including photomontage. The exhibition presents the first Russian artists of the movie poster: from the pioneers of this genre (G. Alexeev, M. Kalmanson, P. Zhitkov) to the avant-garde maîtres (A. Lavinsky, brothers Stenberg, N. Prusakov, M. Wexler and others). 

Unknown artist. Poster for the film The Sacred Tiger. Leningrad, 1924. A. Lavinsky. Poster for the film Strike. Moscow, 1925. Chromolithograph. M. Veksler. Poster for the film Children of the Storm. Moscow, 1926. Chromolithograph. N. Prusakov. Poster for the film Ranks and People. Moscow, 1929. Chromolithograph. VLADIMIR AND GEORGY STENBERG, YAKOV RUKLEVSKY. Poster for the film October. Moscow: Sovkino, 1927 Chromolithograph. 263 x 200

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The Light of Learning: Publishing and Educational Posters from the Collection of the Russian Museum

The Light of Learning: Publishing and Educational Posters from the Collection of the Russian Museum

16 december 2020—30 march 2021

The exhibition features posters from the collection of the Russian Museum, relating to education in Russia in the first third of the twentieth century. The exposition includes about 120 works of agitation art of the widest thematic range - from narrow advertising in bookstores, publishing houses and libraries to large-scale propaganda of reading, getting knowledge and education.

Gifts to the Russian Museum from Artists and Collectors. Selected Works. 1898–2019

Gifts to the Russian Museum from Artists and Collectors. Selected Works. 1898–2019

29 july 2020—30 november 2020

To mark the 125th anniversary of the Russian Museum, such an exhibition will be shown in all of its palaces, bringing together items of different epochs and donors, including the imperial family (Alexander III, Nicholas II, Grand Dukes), famous patrons of the arts and many others. General sponsor of the exhibition - VTB Bank.

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