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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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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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