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Icon. Miracle of St. George and the Dragon. Second quarter of 15th c. Novgorod. Wood(two boards, two single-end dowels), tempera. 58.5х42х3
27 october 2011—5 february 2012

The exhibition devoted to the culture of Ancient Russia presents about 350 works of the 10th - 18th centuries from the collections of the 19 Russian museums, libraries and archives. The unique examples of icon-painting, jewelry art, needlework, applied arts, sculpture, the rare manuscripts, printed books and birch bark letters reveal the creative role of the Orthodoxy in the history of the Russian State. For the first time the masterpieces by the Russian masters are presented in the single expositional space that creates the impressionable, large-scaled and integrated picture of the Old Russian art from its sources till the epoch of Peter the Great. Among the most significant exhibits there are presented the fragment of the Ostromir Gospel that is the oldest surviving East Slavic Manuscript book, the Krater (chalice, intended for Eucharist vine) from Novgorod of the XI century, Icon of the Vladimir Mother of God of the time of Andrei Rublev, the Gospel of 1507, The Venerable Sergius of Radonezh shroud and the unique works of the European art.

The thematic sections of the exhibitions recreate the solemn and enlightened image of the Holy Russia and carry to modern viewer the eternal spiritual values and the ethical ideals of the Russian Orthodoxy culture.

The exhibition is organized on the initiative of Dmitry Medvedev, the President of the Russian Federation

Icon. Synaxis of Archangels Michael and Gabriel. Latter half of 13th c. Veliky Ustyug (?). Wood(four boards, two external dowels, two end dowels), pavoloka, tempera.165х118х3.3 Icon. Sts. John of the Ladder, George and Blaise.Latter half of 13th c. Novgorod. Wood (two boards, traces of the original end and external back dowels, later opposing dowels), pavoloka, tempera.108.7х67.5х3.4 Icon. Great Martyr Demetrius of Thessalonica. Second quarter – mid 15th c. Pskov. Wood (pine, two boards, two full-length insert dowels), kovcheg, pavoloka, tempera. 87.8х66.8х3.6 Icon.St. Cyril of Belozersk, with his vita in twenty-one border scenes. Early 16th c. Dionysius and his workshop. Moscow. Wood (two pine boards, two opposing embedded dowels), kovcheg, pavolok. 150.5х116.7 Fragment of the Diadem. 12th c. Kiev. Gold, pearls, cloisonné.34x5.7x0.5 Icon. The Descent into Hell with Deesis and selected saints. Late 14th to mid-15th c. Pskov. Wood (two boards, two (later) full-length dowels), pavoloka , tempera 82х66х2.7

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Valaam: 200 years in Russian Painting

Valaam: 200 years in Russian Painting

15 november 2019—13 january 2020

The exhibition for the first time unites the valuable collection of paintings of the New Valaam Monastery (Finland) and works from the Valaam Monastery (Russia). Works on Valaam theme from the State Russian Museum and private collections are also part of the exhibit of more than 70 works.  

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Konstantin Somov. On the 150th Anniversary of Birth

Konstantin Somov. On the 150th Anniversary of Birth

8 august—17 november 2019

The exhibition is dedicated to the 150th anniversary of Konstantin Andreevich Somov, one of the greatest masters of Russian art of the first half of the twentieth century, a prominent representative of the artistic movement "World of Art" ("Mir Iskusstva").

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