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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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Georgy Vereisky

Georgy Vereisky

30 march—15 may 2017

The exhibition is aimed to widely and fully present the artistic heritage of Georgy Vereisky (1886 - 1962) for the first time.

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Victor Borisov-Musatov and the “Blue Rose” Society

Victor Borisov-Musatov and the “Blue Rose” Society

2 march—29 may 2017

The art of Victor Borisov-Musatov (1870-1905), one of the leading masters of Russian symbolism, will be presented in St.Michael’s Castle in context of his activity in the artistic society “Blue Rose”, the first exhibition of which dates back to 1907, 110 years ago.

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