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Home and Family. Images of Peaceful Life

Home and Family. Images of Peaceful Life
16 december 2022—12 june 2023

The Russian Museum exhibition project Artists on War and Peace can be seen as a diptych comprised of two exhibitions: Images of Military Life in Russian Art of the 16th to 20th Centuries and Home and Family. Images of Peaceful Life. They explore two existential aspects of human life perceived as polar opposites. The first half of the diptych features scenes of everyday life during wartime, while the other focuses on the theme of the home and family as guardian of the moral values of the Russian people.

Home and Family. Images of Peaceful Life conveys the warmth and emotion of tranquil daily life within the circle of the family. The works on display reveal insights into how genre scenes were rendered by artists who lived during the peak of the romantic and sentimentalist era, proponents of critical realism, and Soviet-era artists.

Motifs that characterize the concepts of “home” and “family” (“the family circle”, “children at home”, “peace and tranquillity”, and “at the table”) run through the exhibition, which includes close to 100 artworks from the Russian Museum’s repositories. Visitors will have the unique opportunity to see rarely exhibited artworks by well-known artists like Ivan Kramskoi, Vladimir Makovsky, Illarion Pryanishnikov, Kirill Lemoch, Vasily Maximov, Alexei Korzukhin, Boris Kustodiev, Yury Kugach, and others. This world of intimate domestic images, poignantly communicating the essence of home and hearth, is also populated by works from lesser known artists. The paintings in the exhibition are accompanied by thematically relevant sculptures, applied and folk artwork, lithographic prints, and photographs.

 The exhibition is organised with the support of AlfaStrakhovanie Group.

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Images of Military Life in Russian Art from the 16th to the 20th Centuries

Images of Military Life in Russian Art from the 16th to the 20th Centuries

20 october 2022—9 may 2023

Images of Military Life is an extensive exhibition featuring icons, paintings, sculptures, and applied and decorative artworks from the 16th through 20th centuries, most of them extracted from the museum’s repositories. It continues the Russian Museum’s time-honoured tradition of offering the public, from time to time, a broader perspective on its treasures and the magnitude of its collections.

Mikhail Vrubel. To the 165th Anniversary of the Artist

Mikhail Vrubel. To the 165th Anniversary of the Artist

3 june 2022—14 november 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.

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