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Vladimir Konashevich

V. M. Konashevich. Bouquet by the window. 1950. Gouache on paper. 46,2 х 62,5. State Russian Museum
30 august—1 october 2018
V. M. Konashevich’s oeuvre is familiar to many people all over Russia and the post-Soviet space since their childhood. It was his illustrations that young readers could see in the books by Hans Christian Andersen and Alexander Pushkin, as well as by outstanding Soviet writers, such as Kornei Chukovsky, Samuil Marshak, and Yuri Olesha. 

The artist’s easel work spans over 40 years. However, it is much less known by the broader audience, although Konashevich quite early developed his personal style as a brilliant master of lyrical landscape, still life, and portrait. At the beginning of the Great Patriotic War, the artist moved to Leningrad from Pavlovsk, where his almost entire archive perished in the fire. Only a tenth part of the archive was saved. That is why original paper-based works created in Pavlovsk and included in the exhibition at the Russian museum are so precious. The exhibition features works from the collections of the Russian Museum, State Tretyakov Gallery, A. S. Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, and the collection of the artist’s family.

One of the most notable masters of Russian art is hardly known by the public and this exhibition is his comeback to the viewers. 

Opening 30 August, 4 p.m.

V. M. Konashevich. Pavlovsk. Palace. 1923. Color lithograph on paper. 21 х 16,9. State Russian Museum V. M. Konashevich. Pavlovsk. Cold Bath. 1922. Lithograph on paper, toned. 20,3 х 17,5. State Russian Museum V. M. Konashevich. Ivan Riding a Mare. Illustration to the book "The Hunchback Horse" by P. Ershov. 1922. Color lithograph on paper. 17,5 х 13,3. State Russian Museum V. M. Konashevich. Firebird Hunt. Illustration to the book "The Hunchback Horse" by P. Ershov. 1922. Color lithograph on paper. 17,5 х 13,1. State Russian Museum V. M. Konashevich. Bouquet. 1930s. Watercolor on paper. 67,3 х 50,2. State Russian Museum

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Nikolai Kulbin

Nikolai Kulbin

23 august—29 october 2018

The first retrospective exhibition of works by Nikolai Kulbin (1868–1917) discovers the artist as a landscape painter with an analytical mind and yet an unspoiled vision, a prominent graphic artist who left many portraits of his contemporaries, a talented theatrical artist, and book illustrator.

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Alexander Sementsov. Pain Syndrome

Alexander Sementsov. Pain Syndrome

28 june—12 august 2018

The exhibition “Alexander Sementsov. Pain Syndrome” presents a series of works dedicated to the War in Abkhazia (1992–1993), executed by the artist in St. Petersburg.

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