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PASTEL IN THE RUSSIAN ART OF THE XVIII - XX CENTURIES

J. Ort. The portrait of Empress Elizaveta Alekseevna. 1800. Cardboard, pastel. 54x45
17 december 2009—9 march 2010
The exhibitions of the works that were created in the technique of pastel (one of the most fragile and delicate from graphical and painting techniques) is the first in the history of the Russian Museum. The exposition illustrates its development from XVIII to XX centuries. It includes the works of art of the known Russian painters and foreign painters, who worked in Russia.
The exhibition is interesting from the artistic and iconographic point of view. Along with the established portraits of the Emperor Family representatives (Catherine II, Grand Duke Pavel Petrovich, Grand Duke Konstantin Pavlovich) there are presented rare iconographic portraits of the Emperor Alexander I, his wife Empress Elisaveta Alexeevna, portraits of the notable figures of the Russian culture, representatives of the intelligentsia, ethnic types (J. Kassel, A. Orlovsky).
The exhibition required extensive technical and restoration preparation. The major scientific work was made to identify the persons on the portraits, to specify the authors, to make the dating of the artworks.
The exhibition is organized with the support of the "British American Tobacco Russia". It is supplemented with a catalogue in English and in Russian.

Unknown artist. The portrait of Unknown Woman with the Black Shawl. Beginning of the 1800’s. Grease-proof paper, pastel. 36x28 A. O. Orlovskiy. The Bashkir. 1808. Paper, pastel. 51,5x38,5 I. I. Levitan. Gloomy Day. 1895. Paper, pastel. 48x62 J. Cassel. The Young Bashkir. Grease-proof paper on board, pastel. 41 x 32 The Grand Duchess Maria Fedorovna. The Flowers. 1787. Paper on canvas, tempera. 60x47 Unknown artist. Portrait of Grand Duce Konstantin Pavlovich. 1806–1813. Pastel on paper Unknown artist. Portrait of Empress Ekaterina II. 1760’s. Paper on canvas, pastel. 73x55 Unknown artist. Portrait of Alexander I. 1813-1814. Grease-proof paper, pastel. 84,2x62 B. M. Kustodiev. Dancer in Cabaret. 1904. Canvas, pastel. 88,5x71,5

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Arkady Rylov. 1870-1939

Arkady Rylov. 1870-1939

16 august—13 november 2017

The Russian Museum houses the biggest part of Rylov’s artistic heritage: paintings and sketches of various periods, graphic works, illustrations. This will allow to present all stages of his artistic development for the first time after his last personal exhibition in 1970.

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Georgy Shishkin

Georgy Shishkin

28 june—31 july 2017

The personal exhibition of Georgy Shishkin comprises his major artistic cycles among which are “Russian dreams” – which was first presented in 1990s in Paris, Cannes, Monaco and other cities and brought the artist wide popularity; paintings dedicated to the Ballets Russes and Sergei Diaghilev; works consecrated to the Russian history and portraits of the prominent actors, ballet dancers: Jean Marais, Gérard  Depardieu, Inna Churikova, Milorad Mišković etc.

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