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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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Artemy Ober. 1843–1917. To the 100th Anniversary of His Death

Artemy Ober. 1843–1917. To the 100th Anniversary of His Death

30 november 2017—15 january 2018

The first monographic exhibition of one of the major Russian sculptors of animals of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Artemy Ober, presents wax and terracotta maquettes, bronze sculptures, medals, vases, and drawings from the collection of the Russian Museum and other collections.

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Moscow during the Reigns of Catherine II and Paul I in the Paintings of Gérard de la Barthe

Moscow during the Reigns of Catherine II and Paul I in the Paintings of Gérard de la Barthe

23 november 2017—12 february 2018

Gérard de la Barthe, French painter and watercolorist, worked in Russia between 1787 and 1810. In the late 1790s, he created a series of watercolors and paintings depicting views of Moscow and its suburbs that earned him a reputation as a skillful landscape painter, view painter, and “figurist” masterfully rendering the everyday life of a big city.

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