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NELSON SHANKS (USA)

Self-Portrait. 1987. Oil on canvas. 221/4x 301/4 inches
2 june 2011—18 july 2011
The exhibition presents the works by Nelson Shanks from the museums and private collections of the United States of America and other countries. Shanks is the world-wide famous artist, art-historian, teacher and collector, one of the most prominent portraitists in contemporary America. Bill Clinton, Princess Diana, Pope Joann Pawl the Second, Ronald Reagan, Margaret Tetchier, Mstislav Rostropovich and other well-known politicians, scientists and cultural figures were commemorated by Shanks in the works presented on the exhibition. The highest skill helps the author to create the utmost authentic but complicated image that reveals the hidden sides of the model's inner development. Working in the genres of the ceremonial portrait, allegorical composition and still life, Shanks appears as the successor of the academic school of painting with its predilection for strict completed form. The penetration into the essence of portrayal by means of using a realist painting manner is the main artist's task in every genre he is working in.

Diana # 1. 2010. Oil on canvas. 63 3/4x 38 3/4 inches William J. Clinton. 2005-2006. Oil on canvas. 90x48 inches Portrait of His Holiness, John Paul II. 2002. Oil on canvas. 54x50 inches Mstislav Rostropovich. Oil on canvas. 62x51 inches Pigtails. 2004. Oil on canvas. 20x28 inches Green Girl. 2007. Oil on canvas. 34x20 1/4 inches Pumpkin. 2003. Oil on canvas. 20x24 inches

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Fyodor Dostoevsky in the Fine Arts from the State Russian Museum Collection. On the 200th Anniversary of the Writer’s Birth

Fyodor Dostoevsky in the Fine Arts from the State Russian Museum Collection. On the 200th Anniversary of the Writer’s Birth

14 october—15 november 2021

The exhibition was prepared for the 200th anniversary of one of the most famous and frequently cited Russian writers - Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky (1821-1881).
His training at the Engineering School (in the 1840s), located in the Mikhailovsky (Engineering) Castle (now a branch of the Russian Museum), is an excellent occasion for the Russian Museum to pay tribute to the memory of one of the authors of the Petersburg myth by presenting an exposition of works from the museum collection in honor of this anniversary.

Italian Futurism. From the Collection of Mattioli. Russian Cubo-Futurism. From the Russian Museum and Private Collections in Moscow

Italian Futurism. From the Collection of Mattioli. Russian Cubo-Futurism. From the Russian Museum and Private Collections in Moscow

16 july—4 october 2021

The exhibition at the Russian Museum brings together the works of Italian and Russian futurists, which allow a viewer to witness the originality of each of the two national versions of this large-scale creative movement. The fundamental works of Italian futurism are shown in dialogue with the iconic works of Russian masters. This will provide an opportunity to see their similarities and differences and deeper perceive the era of avant-garde experiments that swept across Europe.

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