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Alkonost. Bird of the Paradise. The late 18th - early 19th century. Etching, graving tool, colored print. Image:37x30;Sheet: 45.5 x37; board:37.5x30.5
23 august 2012—15 october 2012

The exhibition will bring together the unique examples of the religious folk engraving of the second half of the 18th – beginning of the 20th century from the collection of the Russian Museum that are so-called popular prints presenting the events of the Old and New Testament History, the Lives of the saint hermits and the mostly feared Orthodox sacred things. In the village and town lower everyday life such kind of religious popular prints had substituted the expensive icons.

The exhibition is intended to acquaint viewers with true masterpieces of the popular prints art and to reveal the process of changing of the thematic repertoire, iconography, style and techniques of the popular prints for several centuries. Many of the works are presented for the first time.

For the first time in the museum practice the religious popular prints will be presented together with the icons and folk applied art works having a lot in common with their iconography and techniques. The works are supplied with detailed interactive commentaries. 

Seven Deadly Sins. 1820- the 1830's. Etching, graving tool, colored print. Image:34.2x28; Sheet: 43.7x34.8; board:35.7 x29 St. Basil the Blessed and St. Maxim the Blessed. 1820-the 1830's. Etching, graving tool, colored print. Image: 36x29.7; Sheet:42.8x35.6; board:38.2x31 The Holy Archistrategos Michael - Voivode of Dread Forces. 1820-the 1830's. Etching, graving tool, colored print. Image:34.1x27.7; Sheet: 42.7x37.5; board:36.2 x30.5 St. Seraphim of Sarov Feeding a Bear. 1856. Workshop of P. Sharapov. Etching, graving tool. Image:20.1x24.8; Sheet: 29.6x37.5; board:22.7x33.5 The Virgin "Mlekopitatelnitsa". 1880. Workshop of E. Yakovlev. Coloured lithograph. Image:36x26.4; Sheet:44x33.5 St. John the Baptist. The late 19th - early 20th century. Workshop of I. Sytin. Chromolithograph. Image:39x29.2 l; Sheet:42.3x31.5 King and Prophet David. 1903. Workshop of M. Solovyov. Chromolithograph. Image:59.4x81.3; Sheet:64.4x87

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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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Artists of the Society of Russian Sculptors

Artists of the Society of Russian Sculptors

10 august—20 november 2017

The artists' union “Society of Russian Sculptors” (ORS – Obschestvo Russkih Sculptorov) was created in 1925 in the course of revolutionary events and construction of new culture in Russia. The main objective of this society was to unite all Russian sculptural forces, to find new plastic expression and preserve the accumulated sculptural traditions of Russian and Europe culture in art.

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