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The Greek World in Russian Art

19 may 2001—31 july 2001
The exhibition comprises eighty paintings and and works of graphic art from the collection of the Russian Museum. Russian art culture has always been drawn to the Hellenic world, drawing inspiration from the ancient aesthetic principles and Greek mythology and literature. During the Romantic period, Karl Brullov's sketches Perseus and Andromeda and The Death of LaocoЖn reflected his Romantic perception of the world. The exhibition also shows graphic works by Maxim Vorobyov and the Chernetsov brothers. The early twentieth century witnessed a revival of interest in ancient mythology. The aesthetics of the Silver Age influenced the incarnation of ancient Greek subjects in the works of Valentin Serov, LИon Bakst, Yevgeny Lanceray and Alexander Golovin. Greek motifs reappeared in Russian art of the middle of the twentieth century. The architectural monuments of Athens, Sparta (Lacedaemon) and Corinth, for example, are present in the works of Sergei Gerasimov.
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Lazar Khidekel (1904–1986). Towards the History of the Russian Avant-Garde

Lazar Khidekel (1904–1986). Towards the History of the Russian Avant-Garde

21 november 2018—21 january 2019

The exhibition will present over 80 works by Lazar Khidekel — a prominent figure of the Russian avant-garde — from the collection of the architect's family.

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St. Petersburg from the 1850s to the 1910s in Photorgraphs

St. Petersburg from the 1850s to the 1910s in Photorgraphs

27 september—5 november 2018

Historic events, everyday life of the city, and St. Petersburg places of interest depicted in photographs and postcards of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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The collection of masterpieces, chosen by the Russian Museum will allow you to make a first impression of the collection of the Russian Museum.

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Russian Museum - one of the world's largest museums and is perhaps the only country where such a full treasure of national culture are presented.
Virtual tour of the museum complex. 2009 (Rus., Eng., Ger., Fin.)

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In the online shop of the Russian Museum presented a huge range of souvenirs, illustrated editions and multimedia disks.

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