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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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Georg Christoph Grooth and the Time of Elizabeth Petrovna

Georg Christoph Grooth and the Time of Elizabeth Petrovna

2 december 2016—31 march 2017

Epoch of Empress Elizaveta (Elizabeth) Petrovna is one of the periods of Russian history that are usually estimated as controversial. On the other hand, this was the time of bright flourishing of Russian culture and rich development of architecture, painting, graphic arts as well as art collecting, initiated by Peter the Great and continued by his daughter Elizaveta.

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 Paolo Troubetzkoy. To the 150th Anniversary

Paolo Troubetzkoy. To the 150th Anniversary

24 november 2016—31 january 2017

The Russian Museum is proud to house the biggest collection of works by the world-famous sculptor Pavel (Paolo) Troubetzkoy (1866-1938) in Russia. Among its highlights is the equestrian statue of Alexander III for the monument designed by Troubetzkoy and established in May 1909 at the Znamenskaya square in St.Petersburg.

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