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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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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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