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Sport in Soviet Porcelain, Graphic Arts, and Sculpture

I. S. Yefimov (artist). Figurine Acrobat with Ball. Tver Porcelain and Faience Factory. 1927. Faience, underglaze painting, gold-plating. The State Russian Museum
25 april 2018—23 july 2018
The exhibition Sport in Soviet Porcelain, Graphic Arts, and Sculpture includes around 350 ceramic works (porcelain, faience, maiolica) made in the Soviet Union and Russia between the 1920s and the early 1990s, from the collections of the Russian Museum, State Hermitage, and private collections. 

Most part of the exhibition is devoted to the major national porcelain manufacturers: M. V. Lomonosov Leningrad Porcelain Factory, Dmitrov Porcelain Factory, and Dulevo Porcelain Factory. Smaller manufacturers, such as Pervomaysky Porcelain Factory, Proletarian Factory, Konakovo Faience Factory, Keramik and Progress workshops, are represented as well.

The exhibition provides insight into topics of sport and healthy lifestyle as reflected in Russian ceramic art of the 20th century. One will learn how the art of pottery responded to major sport events, such as the Olympic Games, Spartakiads, and Goodwill Games; what artistic motives and technical methods were introduced into ceramics, when, and why. The topic of sport in porcelain is explored so thoroughly for the first time, the exhibition encompassing works by more than 90 artists. 

Sport-themed ceramics is complemented by graphic and sculptural works from the collection of the Russian Museum.

The exhibition was initiated by collector Leonid Notkin.

With the support of DOMOSPronin Craft, Shalyapin, and Ostrova charitable foundation

Unknown artist. Lidded cup depicting a skier. State Dulevo Porcelain Factory, 1934-1937. Porcelain, photographic print, overglaze painting. Private collection R. F. Vilde (?). Vase depicting skiers. M. V. Lomonosov State Porcelain Factory, first half of the 1930s. Porcelain, underglaze painting. The State Russian Museum.

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Vyacheslav Pakulin, endowed with a unique, striking talent, in 1920s and 1930s was caught up by the search for a "great style", paying tribute to the common aspirations of many artists of the post-revolutionary period. The first personal exhibition of the artist in the Russian Museum is aimed to fully present his searches and discoveries in the field of painting, graphics and theatrical art.

Cosmism in Russian Art

Cosmism in Russian Art

17 november 2021—10 march 2022

The exhibition, for the first time, comprises works of famous and lesser-known masters, in whose art different sides of the ideas of cosmism, clearly manifested in Russian science and philosophy, are reflected.

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