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Alkonost. Bird of the Paradise. The late 18th - early 19th century. Etching, graving tool, colored print. Image:37x30;Sheet: 45.5 x37; board:37.5x30.5
23 august 2012—15 october 2012

The exhibition will bring together the unique examples of the religious folk engraving of the second half of the 18th – beginning of the 20th century from the collection of the Russian Museum that are so-called popular prints presenting the events of the Old and New Testament History, the Lives of the saint hermits and the mostly feared Orthodox sacred things. In the village and town lower everyday life such kind of religious popular prints had substituted the expensive icons.

The exhibition is intended to acquaint viewers with true masterpieces of the popular prints art and to reveal the process of changing of the thematic repertoire, iconography, style and techniques of the popular prints for several centuries. Many of the works are presented for the first time.

For the first time in the museum practice the religious popular prints will be presented together with the icons and folk applied art works having a lot in common with their iconography and techniques. The works are supplied with detailed interactive commentaries. 

Seven Deadly Sins. 1820- the 1830's. Etching, graving tool, colored print. Image:34.2x28; Sheet: 43.7x34.8; board:35.7 x29 St. Basil the Blessed and St. Maxim the Blessed. 1820-the 1830's. Etching, graving tool, colored print. Image: 36x29.7; Sheet:42.8x35.6; board:38.2x31 The Holy Archistrategos Michael - Voivode of Dread Forces. 1820-the 1830's. Etching, graving tool, colored print. Image:34.1x27.7; Sheet: 42.7x37.5; board:36.2 x30.5 St. Seraphim of Sarov Feeding a Bear. 1856. Workshop of P. Sharapov. Etching, graving tool. Image:20.1x24.8; Sheet: 29.6x37.5; board:22.7x33.5 The Virgin "Mlekopitatelnitsa". 1880. Workshop of E. Yakovlev. Coloured lithograph. Image:36x26.4; Sheet:44x33.5 St. John the Baptist. The late 19th - early 20th century. Workshop of I. Sytin. Chromolithograph. Image:39x29.2 l; Sheet:42.3x31.5 King and Prophet David. 1903. Workshop of M. Solovyov. Chromolithograph. Image:59.4x81.3; Sheet:64.4x87

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14 october 2022—16 january 2023

The sketches and drawings of Mikhail Makhayev (1717–1770), the great Russian 18th-century veduta master, are the only way we have of appreciating St Petersburg’s stately appearance during the mid-18th century. The exhibition features approximately 100 works: Mikhail Makhayev’s drawings, engravings, and paintings made from his drawings by Russian and Western European artists, as well as the engraved copper plates used to print St Petersburg city views in the mid-18th century.

Naum Mogilevsky. Sculptures and Drawings

Naum Mogilevsky. Sculptures and Drawings

6 october—12 december 2022

Naum Mogilevsky was one of the most outstanding artists of the circle that gravitated around the great sculptor and artistic mentor Alexander Matveyev. And yet his work has received very little scholarly attention and is practically unknown to many art lovers. This exhibition, including approximately 30 sculptures and 40 drawings, invites the audience to rediscover a forgotten master and explore the many facets of his talent.

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