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FLOWERS IN PAINTINGS

Konstantin Korovin (1861–1939). On the Sea Shore. 1910. Oil on canvas. 46.5 x 77
9 june 2010—21 june 2010
The Russian Museum owns the large collection of works that present the genre of the flower still-life created by the Russian artists of different epochs, presenting different styles and ways of art. The exhibition in the Marble Palace, devoted to "The Imperial Gardens of Russia" Third International festival appeals for revealing the different sides of representation of the "flower theme" in the art of Russian painters and showing the variety of plastic searches in the sphere of this genre. For this exhibition had been chosen the works that clearly show the peculiarities of the picturesque image of the flowers in the either period of history of the Russian Art, like academism of the beginning of the first half of XIX century; the beginning of XX century - the time of re-comprehension of art traditions, or the Soviet epoch.
Together with the works of K. Korovin, V. Saryan, N. Sapunov there are presented also the canvases by A. Gerasimov, the well-known representative of the official way in the Soviet art and the still-lifes by such outstanding artists as V. Tatlin, A. Osmerkin, E. Moiseenko, Z. Arshakuni, N. Nesterova. In the most part of the works is used the traditional form of the "bouquet still-life", where painter organizes the propounding according to the appointed compositional, picturesque or semantic programme. Setting the pure picturesque tasks or finding in the image of flowers the hidden logic of world outlook, painters return us the beauty and harmony that we are often lacking in our everyday life.

Vladimir Sverchkov (1821–1888). Still-Life (Flowers). 1867. Oil on wood. 77 x 49.5 Nikolai Sapunov (1880–1912). Still-Life with Flowers. 1900s. Tempera and pastels on cardboard. 104 x 84.5 Joseph Krachkovsky (1854–1914). Violets from Nice. 1902. Oil on canvas. 97 x 77

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Posters of the Revolutionary Era

Posters of the Revolutionary Era

15 september—6 november 2017

The genre of political poster in the Russian art formed and developed in the first years after the Revolution of 1917. The exhibition at the Marble palace dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Revolution presents a large-scale and impressing outlook of the birth and formation of the Soviet poster as a specific art genre on the example of the art works from the collection of the Russian Museum.

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Children of the Soviet State

Children of the Soviet State

7 september—20 november 2017

The works by painters, graphic artists, sculptors and masters of the applied arts, created in 1920-1980-s, provide a vivid image of the Soviet State smallest citizens’ life. Through the images of children of the Soviet State these art pieces reflect the pages of Soviet history – both heroic and  tragic.

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