Renovated exposition presents the creative oeuvre of such outstanding masters as M.Vrubel, V.Serov, K.Petrov-Vodkin, W.Kandinsky, K.Malevich and P.Filonov as well as the members of such art societies as "The World of Art", "Jack of Diamonds", "Donkey's Tail", "Blue Rose", "Union of Youth", "Four Arts", "Ost".
The Russian Museum holds one of the largest collections of works of the early Russian avant-garde and its leading artists, which is presented in the permanent exposition in the Benois Wing. All the main innovative trends of the middle of the second decade of the XX century are represented: abstract art (V.V. Kandinsky) and its purely Russian branch – “luchism” ("rayonism", M.F. Larionov, N.S. Goncharova), neo-primitivism (M.F. Larionov , N.S. Goncharova, A.V. Shevchenko, K.S. Malevich), cubofuturism (D.D. Burlyuk, K.S. Malevich, I.A. Puni, L.S. Popova, N.A. Udaltsov, A.A. Ekster and others), suprematism (K.S. Malevich, I.A. Puni, O.V. Rozanova, I.V. Klyun), constructivism (V.E. Tatlin, A.M. Rodchenko, A.A. Ekster, L.V. Popova), analytical art (P.N. Filonov). Unique in their entirety are collections of artists who created innovative artistic systems (K.S. Malevich, P.N. Filonov, K.S. Petrov-Vodkin), and of some major artists, including those whose artistic career started in Soviet times (S.V. Gerasimov, P.P. Konchalovsky, P.V. Kuznetsov, B.M. Kustodiev, V.V. Lebedev, A.A. Rylov, A.V. Shevchenko, and N.M. Romadin). Besides that, the exposition includes works of the sculptors of this time — P.Trubetskoy, A. Golubkina, A.Matveev, S. Konenkov, and others.
1 December 2023—13 May 2024
This grandiose exhibition of the celebrated painter Vasily Surikov (1848–1916) is timed to coincide with the 175th anniversary of his birth. The exhibition presents over 120 paintings and graphic works by Surikov from the museums in St Petersburg, Moscow and Krasnoyarsk, including the famous historical paintings Yermak Conquering Siberia, Taking a Snow Town, Suvorov Crossing the Alps, Stepan Razin, Boyarynya Morozova (Tretyakov Gallery) and Menshikov in Beryozovo (Tretyakov Gallery), portraits, paintings on religious subjects, watercolours and fine examples of book illustrations.
16 October 2023—9 January 2024
The exhibition celebrating 120 years since Ermolayev’s birth features his 1930s works, in which he immortalized the streets of his native Volodarsky (now Nevsky) district and the daily life and recreational activities of the people of Leningrad’s outskirts.
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Virtual tour of the museum complex. 2009 (Rus., Eng., Ger., Fin.)
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