Branches:

Igor Tcholaria. Taming the Chaos

Maria
23 september—13 november 2022

Taming the Chaos, a solo exhibition of the work of Igor Tcholaria, numbers some 60 paintings, graphic artworks and sculptures. Igor Tcholaria was born in Abkhazia, which stretches along the coast of the Black Sea. He received his basic grounding in art at the Sukhumi Art School, and subsequently continued his education in Leningrad, at the Vera Mukhina School and the Academy of Arts. When Perestroika arrived, Tcholaria and a group of other street art pioneers started their own little Montmartre in St. Petersburg, just off Nevsky Prospekt. From then on, Tcholaria traveled extensively outside Russia, working for different galleries, primarily in Belgium and the Netherlands. Igor Tcholaria reentered the Russian art scene on the cusp of the 21st century, and now divides his time between St. Petersburg and his home in Belgium on the North Sea coast.

Tcholaria describes his creative method as “retro-perspective”. This hints to us that his artistic language comes from studying the world’s artistic treasures, and from his own experiences calling upon French Impressionism and Post-impressionism and Russian avant-garde art of the early 20th century. He is convinced that the “pictorial units of meaning” elaborated over the centuries may justifiably be quoted in a modern artwork, like citations incorporated in a text otherwise entirely your own. For instance, Tcholaria’s preoccupation with the subjects of the theatre, masks and carnivals may bring to mind the work of James Ensor, while his female portraits evoke images by Amedeo Modigliani and Lado Gudiashvili. Postmodernist techniques have increasingly come into prominence in Tcholaria’s more recent work, yielding intricate, complex and multi-figured compositions harboring the artist’s encoded reflections on life and its passions.

The General Territory of Desire Theatre of Living Shadows Flowers of Malevich Tightrope Walker Jazz Music Is Able to Fly

Exhibitions
Evgeny Romashko

Evgeny Romashko

25 november 2022—16 january 2023

This exhibition of works by People’s Artist of the Russian Federation and Head of the Academic Painting Faculty of the Moscow State Stroganov Academy of Art and Industry Evgeny Romashko is timed to coincide with the artist’s 60th birthday. Approximately 70 works of his from over the years will be displayed.

Armchairs, chairs and stools in Russian art of the 18th-20th centuries

Armchairs, chairs and stools in Russian art of the 18th-20th centuries

18 august 2022—9 january 2023

This exhibition will introduce viewers to the furniture preserved in the Russian Museum, a collection the public is not very familiar with. It will also open up a new perspective on well-known Russian works of art. What kinds of chairs exist? What are they made of? What do people do while seated? What poses do they adopt? What does an empty chair mean? A synthesis of painting, graphic art, sculpture, applied art, and design, the Russian Museum’s exhibition stimulates ideas on these questions and more.

Also in the Russian Museum
The Russian Museum recommends
Collection highlights
Collection highlights

The collection of masterpieces, chosen by the Russian Museum will allow you to make a first impression of the collection of the Russian Museum.

Start

Virtual tours
Virtual tours

Russian Museum - one of the world's largest museums and is perhaps the only country where such a full treasure of national culture are presented.
Virtual tour of the museum complex. 2009 (Rus., Eng., Ger., Fin.)

Details

Online Shop
Online Shop

In the online shop of the Russian Museum presented a huge range of souvenirs, illustrated editions and multimedia disks.

Go to store

Mobile Apps
Mobile Apps

Google PlayApp Store

Details