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P. Trubetzkoy. Project of the Monument to Alexander III for St. Petersburg. 1909. Pencil on paper 22.3 x 35
21 june 2012—20 august 2012
The exhibition present the way of transformation of author’s conception into the visible sculpture image on example of works by such Russian artists of the 20th century as Paul (Paolo) Troubetzkoy, Anna Golubkina, Ivan Shadr, Alexander Matveev, Vera Mukhina, Sergey Orlov, Matvey Manizer, Mikhail Anikushin, Vera Isaeva, Konstantin Simun and the others. The exposition includes studies, natural sketches and models different from stylistic and thematic point of view. In the sphere of sculpture these works have the role of objects that precedes the appearing of the monument, relief, easel or monumental and decorative spatial composition. The exhibition gives viewers an opportunity to reveal the real significance of minor or “working” forms of sculpture as the main stages on the way of creation of completed work and to comprehend their self-consistent artistic value, and also presents the exceptionality of the artists’ methods of work.

P. Trubetzkoy. Reduced Model of the Equestrian Statue for the Monument to Emperor Alexander III. 1909. Bronze. 56х23х60 S. Orlov. Project of the Monument to Yuri Dolgoruky. 1947-1950. Tinted plaster. 80x50x73 S. Orlov. Project of the Monument to Yuri Dolgoruky for Moscow. 1947-1950. Bronze-tinted plaster. 87х48х49 I. Teneta. Calf-Woman Katya Privezenova. 1960. Terra cotta. 67х73х95 I. Teneta. In the Calf- Shed (Tenderness). 1960. Majolica. 11.5х27х13 T. Sokolova. Peasant Motive. 1975. Sketch. Ceramics and enamel. 33х43х18 T. Sokolova. Peasant Motive. 1985. Ceramics. 75х40х28; 95х32х38; 77х34х30; 49х120х6

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Fyodor Dostoevsky in the Fine Arts from the State Russian Museum Collection. On the 200th Anniversary of the Writer’s Birth

Fyodor Dostoevsky in the Fine Arts from the State Russian Museum Collection. On the 200th Anniversary of the Writer’s Birth

14 october—15 november 2021

The exhibition was prepared for the 200th anniversary of one of the most famous and frequently cited Russian writers - Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky (1821-1881).
His training at the Engineering School (in the 1840s), located in the Mikhailovsky (Engineering) Castle (now a branch of the Russian Museum), is an excellent occasion for the Russian Museum to pay tribute to the memory of one of the authors of the Petersburg myth by presenting an exposition of works from the museum collection in honor of this anniversary.

Italian Futurism. From the Collection of Mattioli. Russian Cubo-Futurism. From the Russian Museum and Private Collections in Moscow

Italian Futurism. From the Collection of Mattioli. Russian Cubo-Futurism. From the Russian Museum and Private Collections in Moscow

16 july—4 october 2021

The exhibition at the Russian Museum brings together the works of Italian and Russian futurists, which allow a viewer to witness the originality of each of the two national versions of this large-scale creative movement. The fundamental works of Italian futurism are shown in dialogue with the iconic works of Russian masters. This will provide an opportunity to see their similarities and differences and deeper perceive the era of avant-garde experiments that swept across Europe.

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