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Oleg Yakhnin

With participation of:
  • Free Artists of St.Petersburg Project
Homeless Hen. 2012. Oil on canvas.
4 february 2016—21 march 2016

The exhibition in the Marble palace presents works by the prominent St Petersburg artist Oleg Yakhnin, master of the art of painting, graphics and book illustration. After graduating from the Academy of Arts - Ilya Repin State Academic Institute for Painting, Sculpture and Architecture in Leningrad he became well-known in Russia as well as abroad. Yakhnin's exhibition in the Russian Museum is his artistic report for 45 years of work; it includes around 150 paintings, watercolors, etchings and lithographs, made by the artist between late 1970-s and 2015. Oleg Yakhnin actively entered the artistic life of Leningrad in 1970-s with a series of colored linocuts, lithographs and drawings in large format on literary subjects. The Russian Museum exhibition includes pieces from the "Faust" cycle (1981) which brought the artist wide recognition, and also series of etchings executed in the two last decades: "Seven deadly sins" (2014), "Slavic mythological creatures" (2011), "Large codex" (1999-2003). The exhibition also comprises Yakhnin's book illustrations for "Vita Nova" publishing house, bookplates, unique book issues with artist's etchings, drawings for "Twenty Sonnets to Mary, Queen of Scots" by Joseph Brodsky from the collection of the Russian Museum. The painterly work of Oleg Yakhnin is filled with metaphors, symbols and literary connotations as well as his graphic works. The exhibition includes several paintings by Yakhnin - from those of his early period ("Great-grandfather Zakhar", 1983) to the newest ones ("Chimera" triptych, 2015). 


The exhibition is organized with the support of Free Artists of St.Petersburg Project.

Sheet from the “Chinese stratagems” series. 2015. Etching. Lamentation. 2015. Watercolor. Despair. From the “Faust” cycle. 1980. Lithograph. Shadow of а Fisherman. 2012. Oil on canvas

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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

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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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