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NIKOLAI SMIRNOV. ETERNAL RETURN

22 april 2010—7 june 2010
The exhibition of Nikolai Smirnov (1938 - 2005) includes nearly 30 works from the Leonid Shishkin's Gallery (Moscow) and the private collections of Russia and foreign countries.
Nikolai Smirnov is the truly unique artist. The art historian by education, he became to work as the professional painter at the age of 39. He created his own way in the art - the so-called historical still life or, according to the painter's definition, "the historical theatre of the things". He worked as the painter comparatively not long - just more than twenty five years. For these years he had time to create the works which acquired the world recognition and instantly turned into the object of collection. Every painting required the enormous expenditure of the time and labor. Smirnov created not more than two works in a year, and some works had been painted during two years or a year and a half. The technique of creation of his historical still lifes is similar with the icon-painting. The base of these works is the wood with the canvas upon, covered with the levkas. The final variant of image was created with the using of tempera and tiny brushes. The main theme of his art is the history of the Russian culture, reflected in the representation of the things of the passed epochs.
On the exhibition there are presented the early Nikolai Smirnov's works ("Pushkin's Pages", "The Memories about Pavlovsk"), the works of the 1990's ("Recollection about Alexander Vertinsky", "In memory of Mikhail Kutuzov", "Romeo and Juliette"), and also the paintings, executed in the last years of his life.
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Pavel Stroganov: Italian Journey

Pavel Stroganov: Italian Journey

9 september—15 november 2021

Count Pavel Sergeevich Stroganov (1823-1911), traveling with his family in Italy in 1839-1841, captured the image of this country in numerous drawings, which were considered the works of an unknown master until recently. At the exhibition in the halls of the palace that belonged to the Stroganovs, the Russian Museum will show 60 wonderful drawings from its collection for the first time and comment in a multimedia show how their research was carried out, which made it possible to prove the authorship of Count Pavel Stroganov.

Vladimir Vasilkovsky. To the 100th Birth Anniversary

Vladimir Vasilkovsky. To the 100th Birth Anniversary

17 june—23 august 2021

The exhibition is dedicated to the centenary of the birth of Vladimir Sergeevich Vasilkovsky (1921-2002), an outstanding figure of St. Petersburg culture. He left an impressive mark in the urban environment: modern St. Petersburg cannot be imagined without the buildings and bridges designed by Vasilkovsky. One of the facets of the master's work will be shown in the exhibition - his graphics and ceramics.

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