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Decorative and Applied Arts in Russia. ХХ century

Decorative and Applied Arts in Russia. ХХ century
Permanent exhibition

The permanent display «Decorative and Applied Arts in Russia. ХХ century» involves over four hundred items of porcelain, glass, majolica, as well as furniture pieces and textile from the Russian Museum collection.

The pre-revolutionary period is shown with the works by Mikhail Vrubel, Valentin Serov, Victor Borisov-Musatov, Konstantin Somov, Alexander Golovin and the artists of Imperial Porcelain and Glass factories, «Abramtsevo group» of Savva Mamontov and «Talashkino workshop» of princess Tenisheva from near the town of Smolensk.

The department dedicated to the 1920-s shows us different examples of agitation porcelain by Sergey Chekhonin, Natalia Danko, Alexandra Schekhotikhina-Pototskaya, Nathan Altman etc.) The highlight of this collection is suprematic porcelain by Kazimir Malevich, Nikolai Suetin, Ilya Chashnik. The porcelain of 1940-1990-s is represented with the works by the artists of Leningrad Porcelain factory of Lomonosov (now «Imperial porcelain factory»): Anna Leporskaya, Eduard Krimmer , I.Akvilonova, V.Gorodetsky, T.Afanasyeva etc. Technological and stylistic improvement in glassware production, which occurred in the soviet period, is shown in the works by Vera Mukhina, Alexey Uspensky, Boris Smirnov, Adolf Ostroumov , Leida Jurgen etc.

Decorative textile is represented with the samples of «agitation fabrics» decorated with soviet symbolis and drawings dedicated to the youngsters, sport, peasants’ labor mechanization (end of the 1920-s - beginning of 1930-s). The works by soviet masters of textile-making of the 1960-s are represented with decorative fabrics by Moscow artists Sulamif Zaslavskaya («Horsies») and Т.Armand («ПRectangles»). The department display is crowned with the textile pannoes by T. Novikov. While the display was getting ready, a range of unique items was donated to the museum, for example, a decorative vessel «Rooster» by Alexander Golovin, a majolica plaque by Peter Vaulin’s factory in Kikerino etc. This is the first time the visitors can see these items.

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Mikhail Vrubel. To the 165th Anniversary of the Artist

Mikhail Vrubel. To the 165th Anniversary of the Artist

2 june—2 august 2022

The exhibition dedicated to the 165th anniversary of Mikhail Aleksandrovich Vrubel (1856-1910) will present the main stages of the path of one of the leading masters of Russian art. Like the titans of the Renaissance, the artist was richly gifted. His creative pursuits and achievements were far ahead of his time. Portraits of contemporaries and landscapes created by him, works inspired by Russian and ancient mythology and classical literature, are marked by high spirituality.

Preserving History. The Russian Museum Restoration Workshops Celebrate Their Centenary

Preserving History. The Russian Museum Restoration Workshops Celebrate Their Centenary

21 april—18 july 2022

April 25, 2022 marks exactly 100 years since the organization of the first restoration workshop at the Russian Museum. Only 330 of the most interesting exhibits from the restoration point of view will be presented at the exhibition. These are paintings, icons and graphic works, objects of decorative, applied and folk art and sculptures.

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