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Wassily Kandinsky and Russia

Black spot (I). 1912. Oil on canvas. 101х131. State Russian Museum
22 september 2016—4 december 2016

The oeuvre of Wassily Kandinsky (1866–1944), world-renown Russian artist is for the first time presented with special emphasis made on the national origins of his early figurative works and abstract paintings of 1910-s. The exhibition dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the artist comprises his graphic and painterly works alongside with the pieces by his prominent contemporaries (Ivan Bilibin, Elena Polenova, Sergei Malyutin, Mikhail Larionov, Natalia Goncharova, Kazimir Malevich, David Burliuk, Alexey Yawlensky, Marianna Verevkina and others). These artists participated with Kandinsky in the Izdebsky Salons and “The Blue Rider” group exhibitions and reflected the symbolism, expressionism and art nouveau trends.

The exposition also includes the examples of traditional Russian folk art (distaffs, birch bark boxes, embroidered towels, toys, carved wooden items) that largely influenced the stylistic and ideological principles of Wassily Kandinsky’s art.

The works on display are selected from the collection of the State Russian Museum, State Tretyakov Gallery, Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Hermitage and other museum collections.

The exhibition is supported by PJSC NOVATEK

A river in autumn. Between 1901 and 1903. Oil on plywood. 20х30,5. State Russian Museum A white cloud. 1918. Oil on glass. 25x31. State Russian Museum Two ovals. 1919. Oil on canvas. 107х89,5. State Russian Museum Distaff. Middle of XIX century. Carving and painting on wood. State Russian Museum

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Mikhail Vrubel. To the 165th Anniversary of the Artist

Mikhail Vrubel. To the 165th Anniversary of the Artist

3 june—23 october 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—12 september 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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