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Alexander Benois. On the 150th Anniversary of the Artist’s Birth

Alexander Benois. On the 150th Anniversary of the Artist’s Birth
9 december 2020—31 may 2021
The name of Alexander Benois, a prominent member of the "Mir iskusstva" (World of Art) artistic movement, is closely associated with the "Silver Age" of Russian culture. A highly educated man, a gifted artist who showed his talent in many ways and in various spheres of cultural and humanitarian activities. His paintings and drawings, theatrical sketches, illustrations for the classic Russian literature, series of critical articles on fine arts, theater and music, works on the history of Russian and European art shaped the aesthetic sense of the people of the early twentieth century. His retrospective paintings contributed to an objective assessment of past events in the history of Russia and the West. His numerous landscapes of the Saint Petersburg and royal residences in its suburbs, also as his articles in "Mir Iskusstva" (World of Art) magazine and "Rech" (Speech) newspaper revealed to contemporaries the beauty of the capital city. The musical and dramatic performances designed and staged by Benois contributed to the reform of theater in Russia and in the world. His vision of the phenomenon of the book influenced the further development of the national book publishing industry.

The exhibition will display the master's paintings and graphic works from the collection of the Russian Museum - historical and genre compositions, landscapes, book illustrations, theatrical sketches. The exhibition will include the famous series of paintings and watercolors "The Last Promenades of Louis XIV" and other compositions devoted to scenes of Russian and foreign history, as well as sketches for ballet performances.

The exhibition is supported by LUKOIL Charity Fund.

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Italian Futurism. From the Collection of Mattioli. Russian Cubo-Futurism. From the Russian Museum and Private Collections in Moscow

Italian Futurism. From the Collection of Mattioli. Russian Cubo-Futurism. From the Russian Museum and Private Collections in Moscow

16 july—4 october 2021

The exhibition at the Russian Museum brings together the works of Italian and Russian futurists, which allow a viewer to witness the originality of each of the two national versions of this large-scale creative movement. The fundamental works of Italian futurism are shown in dialogue with the iconic works of Russian masters. This will provide an opportunity to see their similarities and differences and deeper perceive the era of avant-garde experiments that swept across Europe.

Lev Yudin: My Own Voice

Lev Yudin: My Own Voice

13 may—28 june 2021

Lev Yudin is known today to a greater extent due to his belonging to Kazimir Malevich's circle. However, Yudin also earned his own place in history: he grew into an independent, deep and versatile master who managed to “say his own word” in art.

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