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Faces of Russia. Portrait Gallery of the Russian Museum

Supported by:
  • Joint-stock Financial Corporation SISTEMA
  • OJSC Mobile Telesystems
Faces of Russia. Portrait Gallery of the Russian Museum
Permanent exhibition

The new Faces of Russia. Portrait Gallery of the Russian Museum permanent exhibition in the St. Michael’s (Engineer’s) Castle presents the evolution of the portrait in the Russian art from the so-called parsuna portraits of the beginning of the 18th century till the works of the Soviet time. The exposition brings together the works of such famous artists as Ilya Repin, Karl Brullov, Vasiliy Surikov, Alexey Venetsianov, Ivan Kramskoy and the others. The exposition consists from two sections. The first one that is placed in the Ceremonial halls, includes the portraits of tsars and emperors of the dynasty of Romanov. The second one in the former Konstantin’s sleeping rooms is arranged according to the social and historic principle. The portraits of the state figures are superseded by the images of representatives of aristocratic families, priests, writers, artists, composers. Alongside with them there are presented the portraits of a common people: the inhabitants of cities and villages, workers and the peasants, representatives of the Soviet intelligence, leaders and commanders. The special hall is devoted to the persons who are commemorated in the photographs.
The exhibition is organized with the financial support of Sistema Finance Investments, OJSC Mobile TeleSystems

Exhibitions
Konstantin Somov. On the 150th Anniversary of Birth

Konstantin Somov. On the 150th Anniversary of Birth

8 august—4 november 2019

The exhibition is dedicated to the 150th anniversary of Konstantin Andreevich Somov, one of the greatest masters of Russian art of the first half of the twentieth century, a prominent representative of the artistic movement "World of Art" ("Mir Iskusstva").

Bone carver Yakov Seryakov. To the 200th anniversary of birth

Bone carver Yakov Seryakov. To the 200th anniversary of birth

6 june—2 september 2019

An exhibition of the talented Russian master of bone carving, the author of numerous portraits, provides a comprehensive overview of the St. Petersburg society of the 1840–1860s.

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