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STEPHAN SPICHER

1 february 2007—30 april 2007
The one-man show of the Swiss artist Stephan Spicher presents more than forty works from the Blossom series (2006). The art critics define the school in which Stephan Spicher works as Minimalism (concerning the works of the period of linear compositions) and as Abstract Expressionism (concerning his recent works). Both schools are aimed at abandoning representation and the use of reductionist strategies. The works from the Blossom series exhibited in the Russian Museum represent abstract formulae, colour arabesque: the concept is realized with the help of pure painting - the dramaturgy of the line, patch and colour. There is no representation, no manifestations of the mimetic. At the same time the artist is clearly concerned by the relationship with the organic. In order to visualise this relationship, he chooses a special channel, which is not mimetic, but mythical-poetic. So if one pole of Spicher's art is reduction to pure abstraction, the other is the sensation of the processional and inclusion in the natural. Stephan Spicher was born in Basel (Switzerland) in 1950. Studied under an Italian painter B. Assenza in the Art Academy in Basel. Spicher created his first black and white works in Berlin in 1982, which later underlay several large-scale cycles. In 1986 he worked in Japan at painting panels for two- and three-part pictorial compositions. 1992 - studied and worked in an art studio on the Bali Island (Indonesia) within the framework of the Christoph Merian Foundation programme. 1993 - new series of works by Spicher - Space and Counterspace; 1996 - his first work on zinc.
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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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The collection of masterpieces, chosen by the Russian Museum will allow you to make a first impression of the collection of the Russian Museum.

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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.)

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