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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 Benois. On the 150th Anniversary of the Artist’s Birth

Alexander Benois. On the 150th Anniversary of the Artist’s Birth

9 december 2020—31 march 2021

The name of Alexander Benois, a prominent member of the "Mir iskusstva" (World of Art) artistic movement, is closely associated with the "Silver Age" of Russian culture. A highly educated man, a gifted artist who showed his talent in many ways and in various spheres of cultural and humanitarian activities.

Gifts to the Russian Museum from Artists and Collectors. Selected Works. 1898–2019

Gifts to the Russian Museum from Artists and Collectors. Selected Works. 1898–2019

29 july 2020—7 december 2020

To mark the 125th anniversary of the Russian Museum, such an exhibition will be shown in all of its palaces, bringing together items of different epochs and donors, including the imperial family (Alexander III, Nicholas II, Grand Dukes), famous patrons of the arts and many others. General sponsor of the exhibition - VTB Bank.

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