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.
12 february—10 may 2020
February 26, 2020, marks the 175th anniversary of the birth of Emperor Alexander III, whose name was given to The State Russian Museum in April 1895. Special mention is made of Alexander III's merits in museum construction and art education, which was due to his undoubted passion for history and fine arts.
6 february—9 march 2020
Belsky brothers (Ivan (1719-1799), Alexey (1729-1796) and Efim (1730-1778)) were the greatest masters of the painting team of The Chancellery (later The Office) of buildings of Her Imperial Majesty. For more than half a century they performed the most responsible painting work commissioned by Empresses Elizabeth and Catherine the Great.
The collection of masterpieces, chosen by the Russian Museum will allow you to make a first impression of the collection of the Russian Museum.
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Virtual tour of the museum complex. 2009 (Rus., Eng., Ger., Fin.)
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