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Konstantin Korovin (1861–1939). On the Sea Shore. 1910. Oil on canvas. 46.5 x 77
9 june 2010—21 june 2010
The Russian Museum owns the large collection of works that present the genre of the flower still-life created by the Russian artists of different epochs, presenting different styles and ways of art. The exhibition in the Marble Palace, devoted to "The Imperial Gardens of Russia" Third International festival appeals for revealing the different sides of representation of the "flower theme" in the art of Russian painters and showing the variety of plastic searches in the sphere of this genre. For this exhibition had been chosen the works that clearly show the peculiarities of the picturesque image of the flowers in the either period of history of the Russian Art, like academism of the beginning of the first half of XIX century; the beginning of XX century - the time of re-comprehension of art traditions, or the Soviet epoch.
Together with the works of K. Korovin, V. Saryan, N. Sapunov there are presented also the canvases by A. Gerasimov, the well-known representative of the official way in the Soviet art and the still-lifes by such outstanding artists as V. Tatlin, A. Osmerkin, E. Moiseenko, Z. Arshakuni, N. Nesterova. In the most part of the works is used the traditional form of the "bouquet still-life", where painter organizes the propounding according to the appointed compositional, picturesque or semantic programme. Setting the pure picturesque tasks or finding in the image of flowers the hidden logic of world outlook, painters return us the beauty and harmony that we are often lacking in our everyday life.

Vladimir Sverchkov (1821–1888). Still-Life (Flowers). 1867. Oil on wood. 77 x 49.5 Nikolai Sapunov (1880–1912). Still-Life with Flowers. 1900s. Tempera and pastels on cardboard. 104 x 84.5 Joseph Krachkovsky (1854–1914). Violets from Nice. 1902. Oil on canvas. 97 x 77

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Aidan Salakhova. From the New Saints Series.

Aidan Salakhova. From the New Saints Series.

24 june—25 october 2021

Aidan Salakhova is a famous Russian painter and sculptor, pedagogue, recent active gallery owner and public figure. Her career in recent years has been marked by sharp turns and a decisive change in artistic reference points, which did not prevent Aidan Salakhova from constantly remaining in the center of attention of both Moscow and the entire world creative audience.

Ivan Sotnikov. Heracles.

Ivan Sotnikov. Heracles.

16 june—19 july 2021

The name of Ivan Sotnikov (1961, Leningrad - 2015, St. Petersburg), artist and priest, marks a specific period of 35 years of St. Petersburg art. The first graphic exhibition of Sotnikov in the Russian Museum displays a cycle of 14 works about the ancient Greek hero Heracles (2012)

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