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P. Trubetzkoy. Project of the Monument to Alexander III for St. Petersburg. 1909. Pencil on paper 22.3 x 35
21 June 2012—20 August 2012
The exhibition present the way of transformation of author’s conception into the visible sculpture image on example of works by such Russian artists of the 20th century as Paul (Paolo) Troubetzkoy, Anna Golubkina, Ivan Shadr, Alexander Matveev, Vera Mukhina, Sergey Orlov, Matvey Manizer, Mikhail Anikushin, Vera Isaeva, Konstantin Simun and the others. The exposition includes studies, natural sketches and models different from stylistic and thematic point of view. In the sphere of sculpture these works have the role of objects that precedes the appearing of the monument, relief, easel or monumental and decorative spatial composition. The exhibition gives viewers an opportunity to reveal the real significance of minor or “working” forms of sculpture as the main stages on the way of creation of completed work and to comprehend their self-consistent artistic value, and also presents the exceptionality of the artists’ methods of work.

P. Trubetzkoy. Reduced Model of the Equestrian Statue for the Monument to Emperor Alexander III. 1909. Bronze. 56х23х60 S. Orlov. Project of the Monument to Yuri Dolgoruky. 1947-1950. Tinted plaster. 80x50x73 S. Orlov. Project of the Monument to Yuri Dolgoruky for Moscow. 1947-1950. Bronze-tinted plaster. 87х48х49 I. Teneta. Calf-Woman Katya Privezenova. 1960. Terra cotta. 67х73х95 I. Teneta. In the Calf- Shed (Tenderness). 1960. Majolica. 11.5х27х13 T. Sokolova. Peasant Motive. 1975. Sketch. Ceramics and enamel. 33х43х18 T. Sokolova. Peasant Motive. 1985. Ceramics. 75х40х28; 95х32х38; 77х34х30; 49х120х6

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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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