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Sculpture in Stone

L. Eidlin. Requiem. 1993. Granite. 43 х 25 х 15
6 august 2015—5 october 2015
Stone is one of the most ancient sculptural materials. Its plastic and esthetic potential allows it reveal a huge variety of images and forms - from the religious statues and monumental gravestones to the elegant figurines and statuettes. In contrast to wood and bronze. which tend to be used in more applied spheres, the stone may represent the most abstract images and thus express complex philosophical concepts and serve as the best example of the sculpture as a phenomenon.

The exhibition presents the main traces of the evolution of the stone sculpture from the turn of XIX-XX-th centuries to the present day in the work of such sculptors as V. Domogatsky, V. Ignatiev, D. Kaminker, V.Klykov, L.Kolibaba, O.Komov, S.Konenkov, E.Rotanov, K.Simun, L.Smorgon, S.Erzia etc.

A. Ignatiev. Pieta. 1988. Touchstone. 107 х 45 х 52 M.Harlamova. Self-Portrait. 1985–1986. Granite, author’s patination. 70 х 24 х 46 L. Eidlin. Requiem. 1993. Granite. 43 х 25 х 15

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Alexander III. Collector and Patron

Alexander III. Collector and Patron

18 march—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.

The Art of the Belskys

The Art of the Belskys

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.

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