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PAVEL MIKHAILOV. 1786–1840. VOYAGES TO THE SOUTH POLE

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Aurora. Australis. Between 1821 and 1824. 29x41 (outlined). State Historical Museum.
28 march 2013—24 june 2013

In 1819-1821 Pavel Mikhailov (1786-1840) took participation in the expedition of F.Bellinsgauzen and M.Lazarev that opened the sixth continent - Antarctica, and in 1826-1829 - in the expedition of M.Staniukovich and F.Litke that was sent to explore the shores of Bering Sea and the central part of Pacific Ocean. The artist had fixed in his album the discovered lands, views of towns and villages. Also he created the portraits of aboriginals and thoroughly depicted the examples of exotic flora and fauna. The water colours and drawings by Pavel Mikhailov (among them are many sketches) are distinguished by the high reliability and exactness in depiction of nature. Many drawings have author's inscription, often with the indication of date of execution and geographic coordinates.

The exposition includes about 100 water colours and drawings from the collection of the Russian Museum that owns the unique collection of the works that are of great interest to the specialists of different professions - art-critics, geographers, ethnographers. The materials of first expeditions are presented together with the lithographs for the Trips of captain Bellinsgauzen in South Ledovity Ocean during 1819, 1820 and 1821 years book, and various things that were bring by the expedition of F.Bellinsgauzen.

         The exhibition is organized by the State Russian Museum in collaboration with Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography named after Peter the Great (Kunstkamera, St. Petersburg) of the Russian Academy of Sciences and Russian National Library

View of Sao Sebastiao of Rio de Janeiro. Between 1821 and 1824. White and water colors on paper. 28,7 x 41 (outlined). State Historical Museum. View of Macquarie Island from the Isthmus of the North-Eastern Side. Between 1821 and 1824. 29,8x38,3. State Historical Museum. Seals. 1820 (?). Turtle. Frigate. Bird. Sketches. 18 March 1813. Water color on paper. 29,8 x 38,3. State Russian Museum. Penguins. Between 1821 and 1824. 26,5x38. State Historical Museum. View of the City of Sidney from the North in Port Jackson. Quill, Indian ink, white and graphite pencil on paper. 1820. 27,1x37,5. State Russian Museum. Inhabitants of Gr. Duke Alexander Nikolaevich (Left part of the drawing), Water color of paper. Between 1821 and 1824. 25x18. State Historical Museum. Inhabitants of Gr. Duke Alexander Nikolaevich (Right part of the drawing), Water color of paper. Between 1821 and 1824. 25x17. State Historical Museum.

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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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