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The Russian Museum holds one of Russia's leading collections of icons and Old Russian applied art. A start was made to this collection back in 1898, when the museum was founded. Acquisitions made in the 1900's and early 1910's were of enormous significance for the collection.The collection was added to in the years following the revolution by acquisitions made through the Museum Fund, as well as directly from churches and monasteries. Later, particularly in the 1950's, 1960's and 1970's, regular expeditions of museum research assistants and restorers were organized to gather works of Old Russian art. These became an important source of new acquisitions. The collection currently includes some 6,000 icons and roughly the same number of works of Old Russian applied art, ranging from the tenth to the eighteenth centuries.
Specially for the exhibition: "Red. Painting, Folk Art, and Decorative and Applied Art from the collection of the Russian Museum" in Murmansk Regional Art Museum was created a multimedia film it included masterpieces from the collection of the Russian Museum that were not shown at the exhibition. There are the greatest masterpieces of old Russian icons and Folk Art items, besides of that there are "The Mother of God of Tenderness Towards Evil Hearts" of K.S. Petrov-Vodkin , "The last day of Pompeii" of K. Brullov", "A defense of Sebastopol" of A. Deineka, peasants of F. Malyavin and K. Malevich and other paintings. This artworks let us show emotional and symbolic meanings of red color in Russian fine art
The film tells us about one of the depositories of the Russian museum which holds Old Russian Art.
This documentary film tells about creation of the main building of The State Russian museum - The Mikhailovsky Palace.
The Art collection of the State Russian museum has developed through many phases and expansions. This collection has been forming since the opening of the State Russian museum in 1898
In March 1998 the centenary of the State Russian Museum – the first state museum of Russia containing the national art collection – was celebrated. This program represents the outstanding works of national painting, graphics and sculpture, it the history of the museum and its collections and shows the palaces belonging to the united museum complex.
Divisions: “Masterpieces”, “The Mikhailovsky Palace”, “The Marble Palace”, “The Stroganov Palace”, “The St.Michael’s Castle”, “History in Photographs” and “Jubilee Celebrations”
This program includes 400 hundreds artworks of different types from permanent exposition of Russian museum: folk art, graphic, sculpture, oil painting etc.
This film tells about major icon types of St. Nicholas of Myra - one of the most respectable saints of Russia. You will see the masterpieces of Orthodox Russian Art, wood sculptures, examples of old-Russian embroidering, statuaries.
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«Амвон 1533 года в историко-литургическом контексте (Пещное действо или хиротония)»
О. Г. Ульянов16 November 2017
The Art of Novgorod the Great in the Time of Prelate Macarius. A Lecture
И. А. Шалина13 June 2017