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Stepan Erzia. 1876-1959

Self-portrait (Melancholy). 1908. Bronze. State Russian museum
15 june 2016—8 august 2016

Erzia is a pseudonym of the prominent Russian sculptor of the first half of XX century Stepan Dmitrievich Nefyodov, taken from the name of his native ethnic group, the Erzya Mordvins. The art of Erzia is known not only in Russia, but all over the world. In the period of 1907-1914 he lived and worked in Italy and France. His first personal exhibition took place in 1913 in Paris. From 1927 to 1950 Erzia resided in Argentina and then returned to the fatherland.

Erzia’s sculptures were always of a great interest to the public and evoked excitement and delight. The Russian museum possesses the largest and fullest collection of Erzia’s works, donated by the author to the state.

The exhibition in St Michael’s Castle comprises 31 works from the Russian museum and 6 sculptures from Mordovian republican Fine Arts Museum in Saransk.

Woman’s head. Norwegian woman. 1914. Colored plaster, wood. 1914. State Russian museum Beethoven. 1929. Quebracho. State Russian museum Portrait of sculptor Kun. 1928. Tinted marble. State Russian museum Youth. 1940. Wood. State Russian museum Stepan Erzia in his workshop in Batumi. 1922. Photography. State Russian museum

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Anna Leporskaya. Painting, Graphic Art, Porcelain

Anna Leporskaya. Painting, Graphic Art, Porcelain

15 december 2021—14 march 2022

In the summer of 2017, the collection of the Russian Museum received a donation of an extensive collection of works by various artists, which was called the Leporskaya Archive in historiography. The archive included over 600 works by Anna Alexandrovna Leporskaya herself: 512 drawings, watercolors, gouaches, 10 canvases and more than 100 porcelain items.

I Am Dostoevsky. To the 200th Anniversary of the Writer’s Birth

I Am Dostoevsky. To the 200th Anniversary of the Writer’s Birth

13 november 2021—14 february 2022

The F.M.Dostoevsky Literary-Memorial Museum presents an exhibition to the 200th anniversary of the writer.

The exhibition is based on paintings from the imaginary "ideal museum of the writer", which were especially significant for Dostoevsky throughout his life. He did not miss a single exhibition in St. Petersburg, in Europe he got acquainted with the main museums and galleries, he knew the Dresden Gallery, the Pitti Palace, the Uffizi almost by heart. He considered Raphael's Sistine Madonna one of the greatest masterpieces, admired the landscapes of Claude Lorrain, the gates of the Florentine Baptistery, Saint Agatha by Sebastiano del Piombo, Penitent Magdalene by Batoni, this list is pretty extensive.

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