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Valentin Serov. 140th Anniversary of the Artist’s Birth

3 november 2005—9 march 2006
The Valentin Serov exhibition is fully presents the collection of works by the artist in the Russian Museum. The exhibition includes 23 paintings, 105 drawings, 23 engravings and 1 sculpture. Continuing the tradition of jubilee exhibitions, the Russian Museum acquaints visitors with well-known canvases as well as with Valentin Serov’s graphic art, a significant part of his heritage. Sketches and drafts for big paintings, graphic portraits and caricatures, illustrations for the Ivan Krylov fables, theatre sketches, sketches of a nude figure and drawings of animals from the collection of the museum are presented at this show. Anointing of Nicholas II from the Coranation Album, Emperor Alexander III with Copenhagen Harbor in the Background, Empress Alexandra Fyodorovna Leaving Matins watercolours are first ever displayed. Portraits of Ilya Repin, Sergei Botkin, Leon Bakst, V. Ziloti, E. Botkina and K. Pobedonostsev in watercolours and pastels have not been shown for more than 14 years. The last exhibition of the Valentin Serov was held in 1991. The exhibition introduces the earliest portraits of Adelaida and Nikolai Simonovich, gala portraits of Sofia Botkina, Zinaida Yusupova and Olga Orlova, psychological portrait of Alexander Turchaninov, Bathing a Horse and Horses on the Seashore landscapes. A unique exhibit of the show is a curtain for the ballet Scheherazade from the programme of Russian Ballet Seasons in Paris (1911) belonging to the collection of Galina Vishnevskaya and Mstislav Rostropovich. A catalogue for the exhibition has been published.
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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.

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.

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