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Russian Art of the Second Half of the XIX Century

Viktor Vasnetsov. Knight at the crossroads. 1882
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Even when it first opened back in 1898, the Russian Museum owned many canvases painted by such masters of the second half of the nineteenth century as Ivan Aivazovsky, Konstantin Makovsky, Ilya Repin, Vasily Polenov and Vasily Surikov. Although the selection of works before the revolution was often hampered by the conservative tastes of museum officialdom, the collection nevertheless grew in breadth thanks to the efforts of Alexander Benois, Albert Benois, Igor Grabar and Pyotr Neradovsky.

Placing great stress on acquiring works by contemporary artists, the Russian Museum often purchased paintings directly from exhibitions. Works were acquired from the posthumous shows of the works of Isaac Levitan (1901) and Vasily Vereschagin (1905). Other sources were the Travelling Art Exhibitions (Stanislaw Zukowski, Nikolai Kasatkin, Isaac Levitan and Vladimir Makovsky), New Union of Artists (Boris Kustodiev and Nikolai Fokin) and artist's studios (Alexander Golovin and Mikhail Nesterov).

In 1918, the Russian Museum inherited the collection of Prince Vladimir Argutinsky-Dolgorukov, including studies by Mikhail Vrubel and paintings by Konstantin Somov. The Yevgeny Tereschenko collection contained many works by fin-de-siecle artists, among them Mikhail Vrubel's Bogatyr and Six-Winged Seraph. The Alexander Korovin collection included paintings by Valentin Serov, Philipp Malyavin, Mikhail Nesterov, Konstantin Korovin and members of the World of Art, Blue Rose and the Jack of Diamonds.

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Mstislav Farmakovsky. 150th Anniversary of the Artist’s Birth

Mstislav Farmakovsky. 150th Anniversary of the Artist’s Birth

15 March—10 June 2024

The exhibition is dedicated to the 150th anniversary of Mstislav Farmakovsky, an artist and chief curator at the State Russian Museum. The show opens up the art of this brilliant master of the Silver Age for the first time ever and pays tribute to the memory of the Russian Museum's outstanding employee.

Maxim Vorobyov and His Pupils

Maxim Vorobyov and His Pupils

24 January—10 June 2024

Maxim Vorobyov (1787–1855) is the greatest master of the national landscape school of the first half of the 19th century. The exhibition features drawings and watercolours by the artist and his students including Sokrat Vorobyov (1817–1888), Mikhail Lebedev (1811–1837), Vasily Sternberg (1818–1845), Mikhail Elson (1816–1857), Nikanor Chernetsov (1805–1879), Vasily Sadovnikov (1800–1879).

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