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Artists of the Society of Russian Sculptors

Wassily Vatagin. The Tiger. 1927. State Russian Museum
10 august 2017—20 november 2017

The artists' union “Society of Russian Sculptors” (ORS – Obschestvo Russkih Skulptorov) was created in 1925 in the course of revolutionary events and construction of new culture in Russia. The main objective of this society was to unite all Russian sculptural forces, to find new plastic expression and preserve the accumulated sculptural traditions of Russian and Europe culture in art. 

The society had included practically all famous Russian sculptors of the first half of the XX century: Anna Golubkina, Sergei Konyonkov, Vera Mukhina, Sarra Lebedeva, Nathan Altman, Vladimir Domogatsky, Wassily Vatagin, Stepan Erzia and many others. This exhibition from the collection of the Russian Museum reveals a fascinating large-scale picture of creative pursuits of Russian masters, many of whom studied in Paris with Auguste Rodin and Emile Antoine Bourdelle.

The exhibition includes about 60 sculptures of various artists of the Society of Russian Sculptors, one of the leading creative associations of the 1920s in Soviet Russia.

Sergei Bulakovsky. The Girl with a bird. 1929. State Russian Museum Vera Mukhina. Female torso. 1926. State Russian Museum

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Mikhail Makhayev’s St Petersburg

Mikhail Makhayev’s St Petersburg

14 october 2022—16 january 2023

The sketches and drawings of Mikhail Makhayev (1717–1770), the great Russian 18th-century veduta master, are the only way we have of appreciating St Petersburg’s stately appearance during the mid-18th century. The exhibition features approximately 100 works: Mikhail Makhayev’s drawings, engravings, and paintings made from his drawings by Russian and Western European artists, as well as the engraved copper plates used to print St Petersburg city views in the mid-18th century.

Naum Mogilevsky. Sculptures and Drawings

Naum Mogilevsky. Sculptures and Drawings

6 october—12 december 2022

Naum Mogilevsky was one of the most outstanding artists of the circle that gravitated around the great sculptor and artistic mentor Alexander Matveyev. And yet his work has received very little scholarly attention and is practically unknown to many art lovers. This exhibition, including approximately 30 sculptures and 40 drawings, invites the audience to rediscover a forgotten master and explore the many facets of his talent.

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