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Victor Borisov-Musatov and the “Blue Rose” Society

V.Borisov-Musatov. Spring. 1901. Oil on canvas. State Russian Museum.
2 march—19 june 2017

The art of Victor Borisov-Musatov (1870-1905), one of the leading masters of Russian symbolism,  is presented in St.Michael’s Castle in context of his activity in the artistic society “Blue Rose”, the first exhibition of which dates back to 1907, 110 years ago. The variety of symbolist articulation in the oeuvre of Borisov-Musatov and artists of this unique group is presented such fully for the first time. The exhibition will comprise the works by Borisov-Musatov himself and the ones by Pavel Kuznetsov, Nikolai Krymov, Sergei Sudeikin, Nikolai Sapunov, Martiros Saryan, Pyotr Bromirsky, Pyotr Utkin, Milioti brothers and other participants of  the “Blue Rose”. Along with these prominent masters who became classics of art of the previous century, the artists less known by the wide public but of no smaller gift are on display (I. Knabe, N.Feofilaktov, N. Ryabushinsky). The exhibition includes around 80 paintings and graphic works from the Russian museum, State Tretyakov gallery and private collections of St.Petersburg.

The exhibition is supported by LUKOIL Charitable Foundation

N.Milioti. Evening Feast. 1911 (?). Oil on canvas. State Russian Museum. P.Kuznetsov. Tea Room. From the “Bukhara” series 1912. Watercolor, tempera, coal pencil on paper. State Russian Museum. P.Utkin. By the Sea. 1910. Watercolor and gouache on paper. State Russian Museum. S.Sudeikin. Saxon Figurines. 1911. Oil on canvas. State Russian Museum.

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Artemy Ober. 1843–1917. To the 100th Anniversary of His Death

Artemy Ober. 1843–1917. To the 100th Anniversary of His Death

7 december 2017—26 march 2018

The first monographic exhibition of one of the major Russian sculptors of animals of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Artemy Ober, presents wax and terracotta maquettes, bronze sculptures, medals, vases, and drawings from the collection of the Russian Museum and other collections.

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Moscow during the Reigns of Catherine II and Paul I in the Paintings of Gérard de la Barthe

Moscow during the Reigns of Catherine II and Paul I in the Paintings of Gérard de la Barthe

23 november 2017—12 february 2018

Gérard de la Barthe, French painter and watercolorist, worked in Russia between 1787 and 1810. In the late 1790s, he created a series of watercolors and paintings depicting views of Moscow and its suburbs that earned him a reputation as a skillful landscape painter, view painter, and “figurist” masterfully rendering the everyday life of a big city.

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