VASILY SADOVNIKOV. (1800 - 1879)
November to December 2000
St Michael's (Engineers) Castle
Vasily Sadovnikov (1800-1879) was a leading Russian master of perspective painting. The artist was famous for his views of the Imperial Russian capital. His cityscapes combined topographic exactness with the poetry of the age of Pushkin. This is the first ever monographic show of Vasily Sadovnikov, comprising over one hundred works - landscapes, interiors and genre scenes - from the collection of the Russian Museum. Many of his works are exhibited here for the first time.
KASIMIR MALEVICH IN THE RUSSIAN MUSEUM
30 November 2000 - March 2001
The Benois Wing
The State Russian Museum owns the world's largest collection of works by Kazimir Malevich (1878-1935), outstanding artist, teacher and one of the most remarkable reformers of twentieth-century art.
The exhibition is the first ever full showing of the entire collection of 101 paintings and some forty works of graphic art by the master at the Russian Museum, many of which have recently been redated.
Kazimir Malevich is famous as the creator of Suprematism, one of the great utopias of the classical avant-garde, an original and integral painterly system gravitating towards universality. Malevich's Suprematist period is represented in the museum collection by remarkable works chosen by the artist himself. This collection is unique from the point of view of both its diversity and versatility, with works ranging from from such monumental canvases as Sportsmen and Red Cavalry to the artist's drawings for Futurist booklets, lubok propaganda pictures for the First World War, architectons (futuristic architectural projects), fabric designs and innovative porcelain.
Prior to the exhibition, Palace Editions printed the Kazimir Malevich in the Russian Museum catalogue, the first ever publication on the entire Malevich collection at the Russian Museum. The book contains articles on Malevich's life and work, illustrations and a detailed catalogue reproducing the images on both the fronts and backs of his canvases. X-ray photographs are also printed. An appendix section contains Malevich's correspondence, documents and reminiscences of his students and contemporaries.
IN MALEVICH'S CIRCLE
Confederates, Students, Followers in Russia 1920s-50s
From November 30, 2000
The Marble Palace
The exhibition of works by Malevich's students and followers from the Vitebsk School of Art and the Institute of Artistic Culture in Petrograd/Leningrad is held in parallel to the Malevich show at the Russian Museum. The exhibition displays the works of El Lissitzky, Vera Yermolaeva, Nikolai Suetin, Ilya Chashnik, Yefim Khidekel, Lev Yudin, Anna Leporskaya, Konstantin Rozhdestvensky, Ivan Kudryashov and Yury Vasnetsov. The show addresses the works of those who knew the artist personally, colleagues and such former students of the master at the Institute of Artistic Culture as Valentin Kurdov and Yury Vasnetsov, for whom the study of Cubism and Suprematism were merely episodes in their oeuvres. The show includes not only works made by the artists under Malevich's guidance; it also displays paintings, graphic art and porcelain created up to the 1960s, tracing the creative paths of those artists who began their careers under Malevich's tutelage.
The exhibition shows over five hundred works of painting, graphic art, applied art and sculpture from the collections of the Russian Museum, the Tretyakov Gallery and other state and private collections from Russia, Europe and the United States.
LIFE OF CHRIST
Christianity, 2000th birthday
From the end of November, 2000
The Benois Wing
This exhibition will embrace the epoch from the 14th century to nowadays. There will be presented about 400 works - icons, paintings of the 18th - 20th centuries, graphic art and folk masters works. The exhibition will reflect iconography of Christ in Russian art and changes in art and philosophic point of view to Christ's image for the last 6 centuries.
The Michael's (Engineers') Castle
Gavriil Skorodumov is the only Russian engraver who worked in a technique of color
print. He is well known in England and not so much famous in Russia. Exhibition will
present for the first time the full panorama of his work - about 100 items from
collections of the Russian Museum, Russian National Library, Academy of Arts Library,
Pavlovsk State Reserve Museum, Pushkin State Fine Arts Museum, State Hermitage, State
Tretyakov Gallery, Yaroslav Reserve Art Museum.
FAIR TALE IN RUSSIAN ART
The exact dates will be specified later
The Stroganov Palace
Exhibition of graphic art, paintings, decorative, applied and folk art works that will reflect variety of interpretations of fairy-tale theme in Russian artists' works of the 19th - 20th centuries. Side by side with famous works by I.Repin, V.Vasnetsov, the World of Art masters there will be shown objects of art that were rarely or never exhibited.
RUSSIA THROUGH THE EYES OF FOREIGN ENGRAVERS IN THE SECOND HALF OF THE 18th AND EARLY 19th CENTURIES
The exact dates will be specified later
The exhibition is held within the framework of the Foreign Artists in Russia permanent exhibition. It shows printed graphic art by British, German, Swedish and other foreign artists who worked in Russia. The exhibition includes cityscapes of St Petersburg and Moscow, portraits, and genre scenes from Russian life, as seen through the eyes of foreigners of varying cultural backgrounds. Some artists, like Georg-Friedrich Schmidt and Antoine-Christophe Radigues spent only a few years in Russia, creating a number of interesting works of art. Others, like James Walker and Ignatio-Sebastian Klauber, spent most of their lives in Russia, leaving not only numerous works of art, but also a number of remarkable followers.