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ANDREY OSTASHOV

Samurai’s Treasures. Bronze. 2010
7 August 2013—30 September 2013
The exhibition presents the creative oeuvre of Andrei Ostashov - the contemporary Belarus sculptor, who got the recognition not only in his native land, but also in many European countries. The exposition includes about 80 sculptures of the 1990-2010's. In these works the author turns to the wide range of subjects and motifs where the reality and fantasy are interlaced. Also there are presented the graphic works created by Andrei Ostashov during last decade. The versatile content of images of Man and Woman that have the important place in his creative oeuvre reveals itself in the keenness of expressive pose or gesture and also in the unexpected combination of anthropomorphous and animalistic motifs. Also in his art one can notice the re-comprehension of images of Antique and Eastern Mythology and also the heroes and events of Japanese history and culture. The sculptures by Ostashov are marked by high skill of silhouette generalization and close attention to details - the elements of costume and different things that has symbolic meaning. The character of plastic decision and including of polychromic elements in his works finds its sources in the plastic of the countries of Far East and in traditional art of inhabitants of Tropical Africa and Oceania. At the same time in his graphic works the element of grotesque and the fairy tale motifs get the necessary space for the development of their subject. The organic combination of tradition and innovatory gives the author an opportunity to create the fanciful world of images.

Helmeted She Samurai. Bronze. 2005 Annushka. Bronze. 2010 She’s not like others. Bronze. 2011 Ocean. Bronze. 2011 Samurai Going out on a Date. Bronze. 2010

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The Empire After Peter the Great: From Catherine I to Elizabeth Petrovna

The Empire After Peter the Great: From Catherine I to Elizabeth Petrovna

1 June—23 September 2024

This exhibition, unique in its scale, covers the period from the death of Peter the Great to the accession to the throne of his daughter Elizabeth Petrovna (1725–1742). The main events of the internal Russian life in the time of struggle for Peter the Great’s legacy shown on the material from the collections of 21 museums, including State Hermitage Museum, the State Historical Museum, the Moscow Kremlin Museums, the Tretyakov Gallery, the Museum of the History of St Petersburg, the Peterhof State Museum and Reserve, the Pavlovsk State Museum, the Arkhangelskoye State Museum and Reserve and others.

Master of Painting. 325th Anniversary of Ivan Vishnyakov’s Birth

Master of Painting. 325th Anniversary of Ivan Vishnyakov’s Birth

26 April—1 July 2024

Ivan Vishnyakov is one of the leading artist of the 18th century, portraitist, mural painter, restorer and teacher. However, not much of the artist’s vast legacy, the result of thirty years of untiring creative activity, has survived to the present day. All the more valuable are the ten surviving portraits in the collections of the Russian Museum, the Tretyakov Gallery, the Museum of Vasily Tropinin and Moscow Artists of His Time, art museums in Tver and Rybinsk.

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