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FROM THE RUSSIAN LIFE OF THE XVIII - BEGINNING OF THE XX CENTURY

H-G.-G. Heisler. The People’s Holiday. First half of the 19th century. Painted etching. 17 х 17,4.
26 august 2010—25 october 2010
The exposition includes graphic works, sculpture and decorative and applied art from the collection of the Russian Museum. These works were created by the Russian and European artists from the midst of XVIII century to 1917. They are devoted to the different themes and images of life of the Russian villages and towns.

The exhibition gives the opportunity to trace back the history of the genre art’s origination and evolution on the example of works by the famous Russian artists I. Ermenjev, M. Kozlovsky, A. Venetzianov, P. Fedotov. There are also presented the genre works by the little-known foreign artists of the XVIII–first half of the XIX century and the unique porcelain articles of this time with the depictions of the Russian people’s types and genre scenes. These works are a kind of encyclopedia of the Russian everyday life, revealing the joyful and tragic sides of the latter.

The true blossoming of the everyday life genre in the second half of the XIX century had find the reflection in the graphic works by I. Repin and V. Makovsky and in the sculpture works by I. Ginzburg, A. Ober, P. Trubetskoi and F. Kamensky. The final section of the exposition presents the new ways of development of the everyday life genre in the Russian art the graphic works by V. Serov, B. Kustodiev, K. Yuon, B. Grigoriev and by the other famous artists of the beginning of the XX century.

I-J.Mettenleiter. A Scene in the Tavern. 1791. Water color on paper. 23.7x33.5. B.Patersen. The Emperor’s Palace from the South Side of the Fortress in St.Petersburg. 1806. Painted etching. 35.8x57.3 B.Patersen. The Emperor’s Palace from the South Side of the Fortress in St.Petersburg. Fragment. 1806. Painted etching. G. Gagarin. A Ball at M.Baryatinskaya Princess. 1834. Water color, gouache, lacquer, Indian ink on paper. 16x18.4 V. Serov. Recruit. 1906. Pastel on paper. 37х25. B. Grigoryev. Village Street. 1917. From the “Rasseya” (“Russia”) Cycle. 21.5x34.7 K. Malevich. Two with a Hand-cart. 1910-1911. Study for the “Soil Ferrymen” painting. 1911. Pencil on paper. 14.2x12.9 K. Malevich. A Ploughman. 1910-1911. Pencil on paper. 19.2 х 21.9. F.Martens. The Ceremonial Opening of the Tzarskoye Selo Railway. 30 October 1837. After 1837. Painted aquatint. 15.7 х 22.6. L.Zhemchuzhnikov. The Old Government Official. 1862. Etching. 25.3 х 19.4.

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Alexander III. Collector and Patron

Alexander III. Collector and Patron

12 march—31 august 2020

February 26, 2020, marks the 175th anniversary of the birth of Emperor Alexander III, whose name was given to The State Russian Museum in April 1895. Special mention is made of Alexander III's merits in museum construction and art education, which was due to his undoubted passion for history and fine arts.

The Art of the Belskys

The Art of the Belskys

6 february—9 march 2020

Belsky brothers (Ivan (1719-1799), Alexey (1729-1796) and Efim (1730-1778)) were the greatest masters of the painting team of The Chancellery (later The Office) of buildings of Her Imperial Majesty. For more than half a century they performed the most responsible painting work commissioned by Empresses Elizabeth and Catherine the Great.

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