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Stepan Erzia. 1876-1959

Self-portrait (Melancholy). 1908. Bronze. State Russian museum
15 June 2016—8 August 2016

Erzia is a pseudonym of the prominent Russian sculptor of the first half of XX century Stepan Dmitrievich Nefyodov, taken from the name of his native ethnic group, the Erzya Mordvins. The art of Erzia is known not only in Russia, but all over the world. In the period of 1907-1914 he lived and worked in Italy and France. His first personal exhibition took place in 1913 in Paris. From 1927 to 1950 Erzia resided in Argentina and then returned to the fatherland.

Erzia’s sculptures were always of a great interest to the public and evoked excitement and delight. The Russian museum possesses the largest and fullest collection of Erzia’s works, donated by the author to the state.

The exhibition in St Michael’s Castle comprises 31 works from the Russian museum and 6 sculptures from Mordovian republican Fine Arts Museum in Saransk.

Woman’s head. Norwegian woman. 1914. Colored plaster, wood. 1914. State Russian museum Beethoven. 1929. Quebracho. State Russian museum Portrait of sculptor Kun. 1928. Tinted marble. State Russian museum Youth. 1940. Wood. State Russian museum Stepan Erzia in his workshop in Batumi. 1922. Photography. State Russian museum

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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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