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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 15 February to 28 May 2018.
Virtual tour of the exhibition, held in the branch of the Russian Museum in Málaga (Spain) from September 15, 2018 to February 03, 2019.
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.
The program enable users to visit the whole museum complex in a virtual environment. The interiors and exteriors of the Mikhailovsky, Marble, Stroganov and Summer palaces, as well as St Michael’s Castle and the House of Peter I are presented using the technology of panoramic photography.
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.
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
This film tells about Russian avant-garde. It does not correspond to any definite artistic program or style. This term was assigned to radical innovative movements in Russian art during revolutions.
Kazimir Malevich was the founder of the unique artistic and philosophical school of Russian avant-garde - Suprematism. This film is dedicated to the painting style of Kazimir Malevich
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”
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The First. Lecture to the exhibition of the Russian Museum "The Union of Youth»
А. Б. Кибасов09 July 2019
Algorithms in painting. Light from the icon to the avant-garde painting
С.В. Бирюкова28 May 2019
Chronicles of the declared death. The art, as we know it, is nearing its end
А.А. Курбановский23 May 2019
The Caucasian line in the Petersburg of Nicolas I. The history of a masterpiece
С.В. Бирюкова14 May 2019
The exhibition “Nicolas I”. A meeting with the curator
Г. Н. Голдовский12 March 2019
Zinaida Serebryakova. The World of her Art. A Lecture
С. С. Ершова05 March 2019
Mikhail Sokolov. An Online lecture. The heritage of the artist in the collection of the Yaroslavl Art Museum28 February 2019
Лекция "Петербургское искусство 2000-х годов. Галереи, конкурсы, проекты"
А.И. Карлова26 February 2019
Лекция "Экспрессионизм: переход и погибель"
А.А. Курбановский29 November 2018
Russian Artists in China. Vera Kuznezova and Mikhail Kichigin. A Lecture from Yaroslavl18 October 2018
Лекция "Социалистический реализм"
С. С. Ершова09 October 2018
Лекция "Алгоритмы в живописи"
С.В. Бирюкова11 September 2018
Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin. Painting. A Meeting with the curator
О.Н. Мусакова04 September 2018
Екатерина Великая в стране и мире. Встреча с куратором
Г. Н. Голдовский24 May 2018
Henryk Siemiradzki and Russian Artists’ Colony in Rome Exhibition. A meeting with a curator
П.Ю. Климов22 March 2018
A Woman in Russian Art: a Muse, Model, Artist. A Lecture
С. С. Ершова06 March 2018
Catherine the Great in Russia and Beyond. A Lecture
А.В. Прозорова27 February 2018
The Image of Ivan the Terrible. A Lecture
Н. Н. Мутья21 December 2017
St. Petersburg of Valery Valran
В.Н. Вальран12 December 2017
Space and Time in the Creative Work of Evgeny Barsky
Е. С. Барский05 December 2017
«Пабло Пикассо и искусство XX века». Экспертные выступления
А.Д. Боровский, Хосе Мария Луна Агилар, И. А. Доронченков, А.Г. Бойко17 November 2017
A Revolutionary myth in Russian painting of the 20th century. A Lecture
С. С. Ершова02 November 2017
Art and Revolution. A Lecture
С. С. Ершова24 October 2017
Victor Borisov-Musatov and the Masters of the Blue Rose Society. A Lecture
А.В. Прозорова04 April 2017
Naval battles on the canvases of Ivan Aivazovsky. A Lecture
А.В. Прозорова, О.К. Цехановская21 February 2017
Ivan Aivazovsky - the artist of the Chief Naval Headquaters. A Lecture
А.В. Прозорова, О.К. Цехановская07 February 2017
The Life and works of art by Evsey Moiseenko. A Lecture
А.Г. Бойко31 January 2017
Wassily Kandinsky and Russia. A Lecture
Е.В. Станкевич26 December 2016
Léon Bakst. 1866-1924. A Lecture
Е.В. Станкевич19 April 2016
Peter the Great. His Time and Circle. A lecture
С.В. Моисеева16 February 2016
Лекция «Новые поступления в собрании Русского музея». Вторая часть
А. Б. Кибасов15 September 2015
Лекция «Новые поступления в собрании Русского музея». Первая часть
А.В. Прозорова08 September 2015
Лекция «История одной картины. «Взятие Азова»
С.В. Бирюкова19 May 2015
Лекция «Художники блокадного города»
С. С. Ершова28 April 2015
Лекция «Великий князь Павел Петрович»
Г. Н. Голдовский12 February 2015
"Творчество А.Н. Самохвалова 1920-х – 1930-х годов: в поисках стиля эпохи"
С. С. Ершова12 December 2014
Лекция «Два века русской живописи и скульптуры»: парижский проект Сергея Дягилева»
Е.В. Станкевич27 November 2014
Онлайн-лекция "Константин Коровин"
А.В. Прозорова13 November 2014
Лекция «Портрет семьи»
А.В. Прозорова14 October 2014
Лекция «Малевич. До и после квадрата»
А.В. Прозорова17 December 2013
Онлайн-лекция "Филипп Малявин"21 November 2013
Онлайн-лекция «Александр Головин»
Е.В. Станкевич24 October 2013
«Под воспаленным прахом». Археология масонского взгляда: «Последний день Помпеи» К.П. Брюллова
А.А. Курбановский17 October 2013
Лекция «Явление примитива в русском искусстве XVIII - первой половины XIX вв.»
А.В. Прозорова19 March 2013
Лекция "Русское искусство XVIII века"
А.В. Прозорова26 February 2013