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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 The portraits of the state figures are superseded by the images of representatives of aristocratic families, priests, writers, artists, composers.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

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Arkady Rylov. 1870-1939

Arkady Rylov. 1870-1939

16 august—13 november 2017

The Russian Museum houses the biggest part of Rylov’s artistic heritage: paintings and sketches of various periods, graphic works, illustrations. This will allow to present all stages of his artistic development for the first time after his last personal exhibition in 1970.

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Georgy Shishkin

Georgy Shishkin

28 june—31 july 2017

The personal exhibition of Georgy Shishkin comprises his major artistic cycles among which are “Russian dreams” – which was first presented in 1990s in Paris, Cannes, Monaco and other cities and brought the artist wide popularity; paintings dedicated to the Ballets Russes and Sergei Diaghilev; works consecrated to the Russian history and portraits of the prominent actors, ballet dancers: Jean Marais, Gérard  Depardieu, Inna Churikova, Milorad Mišković etc.

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