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Russian Daily Life in the Sculpture of the 19th and 20th Centuries

Nikolay Liberikh. Girl with Rakes on Horseback. 1862. Cast 1870s. Bronze. 42 х 44 х 16,3. Alexey Yegorov Collection, Moscow
22 november 2018—14 january 2019
Scenes from everyday life are widely known to be one of the subject matters of painting and graphic art. In sculpture, however, one deals with this subject much less often. Nevertheless, the entire history of this genre in sculpture has known a great diversity in topics and style. Genre sculpture is akin to theater arts: it can communicate joy and suffering, satire and lyricism. The exhibition at the Russian Museum not only demonstrates a “cross-section of Russian life,” from the mid-19th century to the present day, but also unfolds a spectrum of styles and artists’ creative individualities in such a diverse and original art as sculpture. The best narrative works of plastic art will certainly resonate with the viewers due to the recognizability of life situations and human feelings and hopes. 

The exhibition is supported by PAO Severstal, PAO Power MachinesNordgold company.

Theodore Joseph Napoleon Jacques. Horse cab driver. 1850s. Гипс тонированный. 48 х 28 х 31. State Russian Museum Lev Razumovsky. Selling Sunflower Seeds in the Street. 1968. Silver-toned gesso. 30 x 25 x 23. State Russian Museum

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Faces / Faces / Muzzles

Faces / Faces / Muzzles

29 january—6 june 2022

The AZ Museum (Museum of Anatoly Zverev) presents one of its most successful exhibition projects "Faces / Faces / Muzzles".
The exhibition is timed to coincide with the 90th anniversary of the famous Moscow artist Anatoly Zverev (1931–1986) and is dedicated to the phenomenon of casual portraiture in Russian art of the 20th and 21st centuries.

The Seven Beauties

The Seven Beauties

27 january—20 june 2022

The exhibition, dedicated to the 880th anniversary of the outstanding Azerbaijani poet and philosopher Nizami Ganjavi, presents different types of art, uniting several historical eras with the images of his immortal poetry.

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