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During the period of the initial organization of the museum and the first post-revolutionary years, its collection of painting was augmented by works from the Hermitage, the Academy of Arts, major private collections and former palaces. The museum was also already acquiring works directly from exhibitions and artists' studios at the very start of the century. After the closure of the Museum of Art Culture in 1926, its collection of mostly avant-garde art was inherited by the Russian Museum almost in its entirety. Later, the collection was added to by gifts from collectors, artists and members of their families, as well as by acquisitions.The Russian Museum's collection of paintings by artists working in the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries currently numbers more than 10,000 works.
Virtual tour of the exhibition, held in the Russian Museum from September 14 to November 20, 2017.
Virtual tour of the exhibition, held in the Russian Museum from May 24 to August 20, 2018.
Virtual tour of the exhibition, held in the Russian Museum from November 23, 2017 to March 26, 2018.
The film presents works of Ivan Aivazovsky, a world-known Russian painter who was the artist of the Chief Naval Headquarters.
A multimedia film is devoted to Georg Christoph Grooth, the main court painter of the epoch of Elizabeth Petrovna and the art of that time.
The programme was developed based on the temporary exhibition Peter the Great: His Era and His Inner Circle, which took place in the Russian Museum from December 17, 2015 to April 3, 2016.
Multimedia program combines about 500 works of Russian artists who worked in Italy and of Italian masters who left their trace in Russian art, including those who contrib¬uted greatly to the architectural image of the Russian Museum palaces.
This film is focused on Vladimir Borovikovsky, one of the talented and original artists of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. He worked in the field of portrait and icon-painting.
Multimedia program «Artists of Estonia in Russia, Russian Artists in Estonia» is the first project aimed is identifying and presenting works of the 18th and 19th century painters associated with the national art school of the Republic of Estonian that are stored in the collections of the Russian Museum.
In interactive game kids are offered traditional for quest games tasks and original mini-games, that were developed on the base of masterpieces of Russian artists of 18-20th centuries. In the program there are 30 paintings published (L. Laravak, V. Borovikovskiy, F. Rokotov, K. Savitskiy, K. Petrov-Vodkin etc.), on which the coevals of the players are depicted.
Tasks requesting guessing the parts of a parting, music assistance and acquaintance with games of the past are also composed with consideration of players' age. All the paintings are provided with description. The program is perfected with original music.
The Program includes works of artists from the collections of two museums - The Russian Museum and the Museum of Republic of Karelia, dedicated to "Kalevala". It includes annotations of the works and biographies of artists.
This program includes 400 hundreds artworks of different types from permanent exposition of Russian museum: folk art, graphic, sculpture, oil painting etc.
The theme of this publication is Russian portraits over the past hundred years, painting a vivid picture of every period in the twentieth century. The more than 400 illustrations were all taken from the collection of the State Russian Museum in St Petersburg, home to the world's largest collection of Russian art.
Biblical themes are eternal for worlds history of art, Russian artists often depicted events from Old and New Testaments. This film tells us about history of Russian Christianity through the works of Russian artists
This film will guide you to the halls of the State Russian museum.
This film tells about life and work of one of the most fascinating and richly talented artists of Russia. He was born in poor armenian family in the town of Feodosiya (the Crimea). His talent earned him a great popularity all over the World.
Kazimir Malevich was the founder of the artistic and philosophical school of Suprematism. His outstanding ideas about forms and meanings in art would eventually constitute the theoretical underpinnings of non-objective, or abstract, art. Malevich worked in a variety of styles, but his most important and famous works concentrated on the exploration of pure geometric forms (squares, triangles, and circles). His philosophical theory of the new type of artist was ruined by soviet reality.