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ILANA RAVIV

31 october 2007—20 january 2008
For the first time the Russian Museum presents the one-woman exhibition of American-Israeli artist trained in the USA. The exhibition introduces 2 series of paintings of the 1980s and 2000s: Alice in Wildland and Magna Mater (Great Mother). The first cycle is dedicated to children's images and filled with maternal anxiety for child's destiny in contemporary aggressive world. The second cycle interprets the significant women's images of the world history, mythology and literature. Ilana Raviv interprets her oeuvre as 'synthetic realism', the way of reuniting of the artist's private world with the environment in one metaphorical space of her not associated with any existing style artworks. The artist re-examines in her own way themes and methods both of the Great Old masters such as Velasquez, Veronese, El Greco and the modernism classic artists: Picasso, Matisse, and Chagall. Ilana Raviv's paintings are distinguished for expression and vivid emotions. The exhibition was supported by the Embassy of Israel in the Russian Federation. It was accompanied by a catalogue in English and Russian.
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The Artistic Legacy of the Klodt Family

The Artistic Legacy of the Klodt Family

23 december 2020—29 march 2021

Pyotr Klodt (Peter Jakob Clodt von Jurgensburg, 1805–1867) – was a renowned animalist sculptor, author of a famous group of equestrian statues, the Horse Tamers, installed at the Anichkov Bridge. Pyotr Klodt started an artistic dynasty, which creative heritage now presented in a large exhibition for the first time.

Alexander Benois. On the 150th Anniversary of the Artist’s Birth

Alexander Benois. On the 150th Anniversary of the Artist’s Birth

9 december 2020—31 march 2021

The name of Alexander Benois, a prominent member of the "Mir iskusstva" (World of Art) artistic movement, is closely associated with the "Silver Age" of Russian culture. A highly educated man, a gifted artist who showed his talent in many ways and in various spheres of cultural and humanitarian activities.

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