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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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Alexei and Andreas Jawlensky. Color Adventures

Alexei and Andreas Jawlensky. Color Adventures

22 february—29 april 2018

Alexej von Jawlensky (1864-1941) was a contemporary, associate and friend of Wassily Kandinsky, Gabriele Munter, Paul Klee and many other famous artists, and yet a talented and original painter himself. The work of his son Andreas is less widely known, but nevertheless notable. The exhibition includes more than 20 paintings, documentary and archive materials.

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Catherine the Great in Russia and Beyond

Catherine the Great in Russia and Beyond

15 february—28 may 2018

The exhibition including over 500 objects offers a perspective on how Russian internal and geopolitical transformations, in which Empress Catherine II played a major part, were reflected in fine and applied arts of the late 18th century.

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