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GRIGORY UGRYUMOV. 1764-1823

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Testing the Strength of Jan Usmar. 1795–1797. Oil on canvas. 283 х 404. State Russian Museum.
29 october 2014—13 april 2014

The exhibition is timed to the 250-th birthday anniversary of the outstanding Russian artist Grigory Ugryumov (1764-1823). The artist's painting «Testing the Strength of Jan Usmar» has become a significant fact in the history of the Russian art at the turn of the XVIII- XIX centuries. Not only was he one of the most prominent artists of his time but also the head of the historical painting class - one of the most important in the academic system. Ugryumov used to teach at the Imperial Academy of Arts. Such prominent Russian artists of the XIXth century as A.I.Ivanov, A.E.Egorov, V.K.Shebuyev were among Ugryumov's students.

Grigory Ugryumov chose historical, biblical and mythological subjects for his paintings and also painted portraits. Many of his paintings have become the most valuable works of the Russian art. The exhibition consists of oil paintings and graphical works from the collection of the Russian Museum and collections from other museums. The exhibition allows one to see the whole and objective picture of the artist's oeuvre and his era.

Hagar with Her Infant Son Ishmael in the Wilderness. 1784– 1785. Oil on canvas. 149,5 х 109. State Russian Museum. The Taking of Kazan by Ivan the Terrible. 1800. Oil on canvas. 510 х 380.State Russian Museum. Portrait of a Merchant. 1790’s. Oil on canvas. State R.ussian Museum. The Archangel Gabriel. Between 1806 and 1811. Oil on cardboard. 298 х 126. State Russian Museum.

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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—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.

Alexander III. Collector and Patron

Alexander III. Collector and Patron

12 march—14 september 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.

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