ARCHITECTURE, PROPAGANDA, REVOLUTION Imagine Moscow
Marking the centenary of the Russian Revolution, this exhibition explores Moscow as it was imagined by a bold new generation of architects and designers in the 1920s and early 1930s.
Drawing on rarely seen material, Imagine Moscow presents an idealistic vision of the…
ARCHITECTURE, PROPAGANDA, REVOLUTION Imagine Moscow
The story below is a translated interview with Toporovsky with added commentary by Andrei Sarabyanov and other experts in the field of Russian avant-garde. The original transcript in Russian can be found by followng the link to the original piece. “In light of the controversy…
The research and the conference are devoted to further examining this vital period in Russian art, and addressing the importance of Vitebsk as the, seemingly unlikely, center of avant-garde activity during the devastating years after Russia's 1917 October Revolution. Following the increasing lack of stability…
The Russian Museum has received a generous donation of 160 graphic works by Malevich from Nina Suetin, the daughter of Nikolai Suetin, a famous Russian Suprematist artist. Having passed away in 2016, Nina was an architect by trade, however she was not only the director of…
“This exhibition guides the visitor through a detailed and thorough retelling of one of the most vibrant and pivotal periods in Russian contemporary art ,” explains Chief Curator, Alisa Bagdonaite. “Timur Novikov and the New Artists managed to build up around them a creative position…
Tomorrow, The Russian Museum in Murmansk will launch a brand new exhibition of work borrowed from the state Russian Museum in St. Petersburg. The featured artists are three distinguished Russian portraitists of the second half of the 18th century: Fyodor Rokotov (1736-1808), Dmitry Levitsky (1735-1822) and Vladimir…
Recently, the Russian avant-garde has been in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons. The last few months have been dominated by news of dubious art; the grand fiasco at the Museum voor Schone Kunsten in Ghent was followed by news of the conviction of…
The Museum voor Schone Kunsten in Ghent has recently been under fire following a scandalous exhibition featuring 26 very suspicious works of Russian avant-garde. The Museum has since removed the works, and shut down the exhibition following an uproar generated by an open letter addressed…
The eight exhibited portraits will be on show in Moscow for the very first time. The previously unseen portraits were all painted at different points of Karl Bryullov’s life and showcase different typological structures of portraiture. The exhibition features grand and intimate portrayals, a family…
Oscar Rabin was born in 1928 and is celebrated as one of Russia’s original nonconformist artists of the Soviet Union . Rabin is often referred to as “Solzhenitsyn in paintings”, a reference to a famous Russian novelist and historian who was an outspoken critic of…
The story which began back in June 2013, following the arrest of the art dealer and alleged mastermind behind one of the largest forgery rings of Russian avant-garde, has come to a close as the 1 800 confiscated works have been miraculously declared genuine. The…
2017 marked the 125 year anniversary of the birth, and the 50 year anniversary of the death of famous Russian painter Pavel Korin (1892-1967).
Korin was born in Palekh, Russia in 1892 into a family of professional icon painters. The artist attended the School for…
They’re calling her “Russian Vivian Maier”, a reference to the American female photographer who was only discovered by the public years after her death, when tens of thousands of negatives were purchased at auction. Masha Ivashintsova had a similar fate, however her life in the…
The exhibition at the Tretyakov Gallery coincides with the 100 year anniversary of the birth of Anatoly Nikich (1918 - 1994) and is dedicated to celebrating his life and work. Although Nikich is little known to the general public today, during his lifetime the artist…
Henryk Siemiradzki (1843-1902) was a graduate of the Petersburg Academy of Arts and one of the most outstanding representatives of the late European academicism. The exhibition presents work by Siemiradzki as well as his contemporaries, Russian academic painters and sculptors, who worked in Rome in…
Russia has passed a new law, aimed at opening up the Russian art scene to the rest of the world. The previous set of import-export regulations couldn’t allow contemporary Russian art to thrive, as works created less than 50 years ago were classed in Russia…
In a surprising turn of events, all of the questionable artworks exhibited at the Museum voor Schone Kunsten in Ghent, Belgium have now been taken down and placed in storage. The exhibits are currently under investigation, and the pieces are being tested for authenticity.
Kunstmuseum Basel in Switzerland is currently hosting an exhibition titled “Russen Fokus Samumlung Im Obersteg”.
The show is focused on the collection of Russian artworks in Obersteg, one of the primary highlights of the exhibition is a substantial amount of work by Alexej von Jawlensky, although…
The Collectión del Museo Ruso has over 2,300 square meters to exhibit works of art in a building adapted to this new use within the premises of the old tobacco factory of the city. The museum’s current collection of over 100 Russian artworks dates between…
The Flemish newspaper De Standaard, which has been covering the story in Belgium, has revealed new facts about the case. According to De Standaard, on Monday evening, the director of Museum voor Schone Kunsten (MSK) Catherine de Zegher said in a meeting with the city’s…
Last week, a lot of publicity was generated by an exhibition of 26 never before seen artworks of the Russian avant-garde on display at the Museum voor Schone Kunsten in Ghent, Belgium.
The pictures are on loan from the Dieleghem Foundation in Belgium ran by a…
The Tretyakov Gallery is a museum and an educational center offering various opportunities and events in order to allow its visitors to get acquainted with the history and theory of Russian art, its genres, artistic styles as well as the creativity of the greatest masters.
The MSK has been in the middle of a scandal in recent weeks after ten international art experts labeled the 26 exhibited works as "highly questionable". The avant-garde works by artists such as Kandinsky and Malevich, borrowed from the collection of Olga and Igor Toporovsky…
Kiasma presents an exhibition of Russian artist Vladislav Mamyshev-Monroe “Russian Stardust" in collaboration with Moscow Museum of Modern Art. Although the artist has exhibited in Finland before, Russian Stardust will mark his first solo show.
Mamyshev-Monroe became one of the central figures of the young…
Kiasma presents an exhibition of Russian artist Vladislav Mamyshev-Monroe “Russian Stardust" in collaboration with Moscow Museum of Modern Art. Although the artist has exhibited in Finland before, Russian Stardust will mark his first solo show.
Mamyshev-Monroe became one of the central figures of the young…
The scandal over the works of questionable Russian avant-garde briefly on show in the Museum voor Schone Kunsten (MSK) in Ghent, has seen yet another development.
On the 24 February, the Flemish newspaper De Standaard revealed that the loan agreement established between Toporovsky’s Dieleghem Foundation…
Next week, the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow will open the exhibition of Vasily Vasilyevich Vereshchagin (1842-1904). Vereshchagin is not only one of outstanding Russian artists, but also a historian, ethnographer, writer, philosopher, traveler and officer. In addition, the artist was a visionary who managed to…
Rossotrudnichestvo is a cultural centre located in Kensington in close proximity to the Russian Embassy. Their mission is to introduce the general British public to Russian art , culture, science and the social life of Russia. Furthermore they aim to preserve and develop the national…
The lecture will take place on March 27th at “e-flux” in New York, an artist project and curatorial platform. However the lecture will also be streamed live and will be available to view worldwide.
The focus of the event: Boris Groys' newest edited volume Russian…
On the 19th or February, the expert commission which was established in order to access the authenticity of the works on loan from the Dieghelev Foundation, disbanded only hours into their meeting. The following day, the city of Ghent made a public announcement revealing that…
The exhibition is called "Pictures of Russian History" and will acquaint viewers with the work of contemporaries of V.I. Surikov - V.S. Smirnov, G.S. Sedovoy, K.E. Makovsky, K.V. Lebedev, A.D. Litovchenko, S.V. Ivanov and A.P. Ryabushkin. All of these painters belong to a group of…
The Gorky Park in Moscow will host a lecture in Russian avant-garde by Tatiana Zaitseva. The guest speaker, Zaitseva, is an artist, lecturer at the school of Architecture “Archimed” as well as a teacher at the children’s Centre of Avant-garde and the co-founder of the…
Recently, a lot of outrage has been expressed over the tragic Russian avant-garde show in Ghent. The Museum of Fine Arts in collaboration with Russian businessman Toporovsky had launched an exhibition of rare, previously unseen, and highly questionable works of Russian avant-garde. The disappointing story…
The exhibition, which will run from the 22 February to 10 April 2028, features 20 paintings by the artists, as well as a wide range of documents and archive materials to support the exhibition.The exhibits, together, form a very colorful representation of the history of…
The exhibition at the National Centre for Contemporary Arts in Moscow is a rather short one, running for less than a week, the show will close its doors on the 18th of February. The show, inspired by the work of Vladimir Yankilevsky, shares its title…
The exhibition, fully titled “Wanderers and Impressionists. On the way to the 20th century”, is the personal project of the President of the Museum, art critic Irina Alexandrovna Antonova. In a single exhibition space, over 80 works by Russian Wanderers and French Impressionists are exhibited…
Currently, Russia is celebrating the 140th anniversary of the painter Boris Kustodiev , who is arguably one of the most beloved national painters. Today, is the last day of the exhibition dedicated to Kustodiev at the Multimedia Art Museum in Moscow; the show focused on…
The exhibition titled “Post-Soviet Visions: image and identity in the new Eastern Europe” will open on the 23 February at Calvert 22 in London. The show is a group photography exhibition which explores the contemporary landscape and representations of lifestyle in Eastern Europe. The exhibited…
The exhibition is currently in preparation and will officially launch on the 28 of March and run until 16 July. The show, mentioned in the Pompidou Programme 2018 Highlights, aims to dedicate an exhibition to the Russian avant-garde represented by the school of Vitebsk.
The exhibition coincides with the 100 year anniversary of the State Museum of Oriental Art, and is the latest in a series of exhibitions which began in the last century.
The “Blue Rose” in the title refers to the 1907 exhibition as well as an…
On July 7 in 1988, the Sovincenter in Moscow hosted a legendary Sothesby’s auction which featured more than 100 lots of avant-garde and “unofficial” contemporary works. International collector travelled to Moscow especially for the event in order to bid over the Russian lots. The local…
The exposition is dedicated to the lovers of famous Russian painters. Included in the show, but not limited to, are painters like Ilya Repin, Mikhail Vrubel, Valentin Serov, Boris Kustodiev, Igor Grabar, Petr Konchalovsky, Boris Grigoriev, Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin, Alexander Deineka, Robert Falk, Konstantin Yuon, Sergei…
The organizers of the “Wives” exhibition, dedicated to the wives and lovers of famous Russian painters, have prepared a series of educational events to accompany the exhibition.
“Wives” takes a closer look at the women in the lives of famous Russian artists, this allows the…
The Tretyakov Gallery is currently hosting “The Legend of the Town of Sviyazhsk”, an exhibition which focuses on the historical significance of the town. The show features several icons and 16th century manuscripts which tell the stories of the the military expedition, the town’s foundation, …
The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg is about to launch the retrospective exhibition of the work of Ilya and Emilia Kabakov. The show titled “Ilya and Emilia Kabakov. Not Everyone will be Taken into the Future” is the product of collaboration between three major museums:…
Portugal is currently preparing for its Russian Culture Week, the event is scheduled for October this year. Although the program is yet to be finalized, the embassy of Portugal in Moscow promises it will be rich and eventful.
In order to discuss the matter of…
Critical Mass: Moscow Art Magazine 1993–2017 is the newest release, which marks the 100th issue of the journal. Since its very first issue was published back in 1993, the Moscow Art Magazine has continuously set the agenda for Russia’s ever-changing art scene.
The journal remains…
The event is part of the Russian Days at Stonehill project which takes place during the period from October to April near Abingdon, south of Oxford.
The Soviet Russia in the 1920s was arguably one of the most exciting artistic destinations. The re-establishment of international…
The focus of the story are two paintings by famous masters of the Russian avant-garde: Samovar (1913) by Kazimir Malevich and Abstract Conposition (1918) by Lyubov Popova. Both of these paintings have been believed to be genuine works of Russian avant-garde residing in the Museum’s…
The FBI has finally concluded the chase of a painting by one of the famous Russian avant-garde painters, Marc Chagall , stolen in 1988 from the New York City home of Ernest Heller and Rose Heller, which housed an impressive collection of 20 paintings and…
The most satirical and playful Russian artist of the nonconformist movement, Leonid Sokov, has passed away in New York. According to his close circle of friends, his death was sudden and the artist passed away from an unexpected heart attack.
Leonid Sokov was born in…
The Harris Museum & Art Gallery is offering a unique experience in icon painting. The workshop will be led by the artists of St Elisabeth Convent in Minsk and will reveal the mysterious techniques of traditional icon painting with egg-tempera. The participants will learn the…
Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, photo by Rodionov Publishing House
The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg is about to launch a large retrospective of Ilya and Emilia Kabakov. The exhibition has travelled to Russia from Tate in London and will move to the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow…
The city of Vladimir, just outside of Moscow, hosted the third Rozanova Symposium dedicated to the Russian avant-garde and one of it’s most famous figures. The queen of Russian avant-garde, Olga Rozanova, was one of the pioneers of the movement famous work her work in…
The Zurab Tsereteli Art Gallery in Moscow has launched the exhibition "In the circle of comrades. 180th anniversary of the birth of I.N. Kramskoy ”. The exposition includes about 60 paintings and graphics from the collection of the Voronezh Art Regional Museum, including early drawings…
The exhibition titled “Every trade has it’s smell and taste” is currently running at the Kiev National Picture Gallery. The concept of the show - 80 paintings and lithographs by old masters which showcase the different crafts and professions of the 19th-20th centuries. The artists…
The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts has recently received a valuable donation in the form of the work by one of the famous Russian avant-garde artists, Robert Falk . The artist was one of the founders of the “Jack of diamonds” collective and was…
The project “Resident” will unite the museums in Russia and former countries of the USSR. In 2018 and 2019, the VDNkH exhibition centre will play host to several exhibitions which will allow the museums to present the key works in their collections alongside with gems…
“In recent years "Sunset in the steppe" by Aivazovsky, "Portrait of Obolensky" by Tropinin, "Turkic girl" by Bryullov, "Girl in a red kerchief" by Kramskoy, and many other paintings by famous Russian artists have been stolen from the museums of Uzbekistan. Most of them are…
The GARAGE museum of contemporary art in Moscow is preparing to launch its brand new “Atom”, part of the Garage Square Commissions. The project is a reconstruction of one of Vyacheslav Koleichuk’s monumental kinetic sculptures, and an homage to one of Russia's key figures of…
The Lviv National Museum is currently hosting an exhibition of paintings by the father of Russian Futurism David Burliuk. The exhibition, which features over 50 works sourced from private collections, is a unique opportunity to see the works of the famous painter of the Russian…
The AZ Museum, named after the artist Anatoly Zverev, has launched a brand new retrospective of the artist, which coincides with the 3 year anniversary of the museum.
The AZ Museum has a large collection of Russian art from the 60s. 600 works by Zverev…
The Russian State Museum is celebrating the 140 year anniversary of the birth of the famous Russian artist Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin (1878-1939).
The exposition will feature work from across the artist’s career, and promises to offer visitors a rare chance to see Petrov-Vodkin’s masterpieces alongside the…
Over the past years, Tate Modern has been uniting Russian and international art and continues to work together with artists, collectors and philanthropists to include Russian art in the Museum's global conversation. Below is a translated version of The Art Newspaper interview with the curators…
The Tretyakov Gallery has announced the recipients of grants for scientific research in the field of fine arts. The search for unknown paintings by Vasily Vereshchagin and the study of the archives of Ilya Repin in the United States will be supported by the scholarship…
Today, social networks are the most organic ways for museums to announce new exhibitions, promote ticket sales and distribute information about artists. Furthermore, social media allows various establishments including museums to increase audience engagement by posting engaging and educational content and participating in online events…
Chaim Soutine: Flesh is the name of the brand new retrospective of the artist’s work at The Jewish Museum in New York. The show presents 32 paintings by the expressionist artist and one of the twentieth century’s great still-life painters.
Soutine moved to Paris…
On the 10 May a brand new exhibition of Russian art will launch at the URMII, the Udmurt Republican Museum of Fine Arts. The exposition will feature Russian icons as well as around 40 paintings by famous Russian artists across the centuries including Apollinary Vasnetsov,…
Forbes is a global media company, focusing on business, investing, technology, entrepreneurship, leadership, and lifestyle. Furthermore, every year the company releases a list of the wealthiest millionaires. According to Forbes, the main trends of the Russian art can be observed through the collections of those…
An anonymous benefactor has offered to pay the penalty imposed on the National Gallery in Ottawa for recalling the “Eiffel Tower” (1929) by Marc Chagall from a Christie’s auction. The Museum was hoping to use the money in order to purchase the neoclassical masterpiece by…
Below is a translated version of the original interview in Russian by The Art Newspaper, the original can be found by following the link here .
Huge scandals associated with counterfeiting of Russian avant-garde broke out in the beginning of this year in Europe…
The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is proud to announce Chagall: The Breakthrough Years, 1911–1919, an exhibition featuring over 80 paintings and drawings by the legendary artist.
Marc Chagall was born in Vitebsk in 1887 to a Hasidic Jewish family. He was growing up in a very…
The upcoming exhibition titled “Time of Change. The Drawing of the Mid-19th Century” will continue to introduce the patrons of the Gallery to the 19th century drawing and is part of the “The Tretyakov Gallery Opens its Vaults” program.
The exhibition is dedicated to the…
Iconography is a kind of medieval painting, religious in themes and subjects and iconic in purpose. In the most general sense, iconography is the creation of sacred images intended to mediate between the divine and earthly worlds, whether facilitating for individual prayer or in the…
The Museum of Russian Impressionism has proudly announced their upcoming exhibition dedicated to revealing that the world-famous Russian avant-garde would not have been possible without the influence of Impressionism.
The exposition reveals the influences of the French Impressionism and postimpressionism, which served as a stepping…
The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts is proudly presenting its upcoming exhibition in honor of Russia hosting the Football Word Cup this year. This small exhibition titled “Rodchenko and Stepanova. Football” will include 9 paintings, graphic works and photographs on the topic of football.
The painting of Nicholas II, the last Russian tsar executed by the Bolshevik’s over 100 years ago, has since hung in an officers’ mess in Edinburgh Castle. However the picture m is currently being loaned to the National Galleries of Scotland for a lengthy period…
Leading the recent Christie’s auction sale was Kazimir Malevich’s Suprematist Composition achieving nearly $86m — the new world record for the artist. Painted in 1916, the picture is considered one of the finest and most complex of the artist’s early geometric works, capturing Malevich’s vision…
On the evening of 25th of May, a visitor smashed the glass of the famous Ilya Repin painting “Ivan the Terrible and His Son Ivan” (1885) with a metal pole, resulting in three gashes and serious damages to the canvas and original frame.
Auction overview Christie’s is the market leader in Russian works of art, including works of Fabergé, porcelain, bronze, silver, and objects of art. Each year as per tradition, the audition house participates in the London Russian Art Week with its top lots.
The Christie’s auctions,…
The Sotheby’s auction house is the second auction in line at the London Russian Art Week 2018. Following the two successful Christie’s auctions yesterday, Sotheby’s presents several lucrative lots in today’s sale.
The highlights include but are not limited to Kazimir Malevich’s The…
The Tretyakov Gallery has released new information regarding the recent case of vandalism the gallery experienced on the 25 of May. The 37 year old man, entered the gallery right before closing time, and slashed the protective glass of the “Ivan the Terrible and his…
The Russian Avant-Garde Research Project (RARP) has announced the results of their grant-funded research at the Museum Ludwig. Over the last year, Art Analysis & Research worked together with the Museum, examining the collection of 14 paintings by 20th century Russian artists Natalia Goncharova and…
The exhibition centers around the concept of mercy and prayer — crucial, central elements in both western and eastern Christianity. Mercy as well as prayer are both important manifestations of the Christian faith and are integral to the daily life — these two concepts are…
The exhibition “Russian Dadaism 1914 — 1915” will officially launch tomorrow at Madrid’s Museo Reina Sofia. The exposition features 500 works, including 250 paintings, collages and drawings, 150 documents and publications and 22 film and audio recordings.
“Russian Dadaism 1914 — 1915” is a dive…
The Bowdoin College Museum of Art has announced the acquisition of a rare lithograph, Proun 2B by El Lissitzky, one of the key figures of the Russian avant-garde.
Lissitzky was born in 1890 to a Jewish family in Smolensk. Before eventually becoming one of the…
In November, the exhibition "The Russian Path. From Dionysius to Malevich" will open in the Vatican. Its co-curator Arkady Ippolitov reveals which works were selected in order to combine iconography with the XIX-XX centuries and show the spiritual path of Russian art. The article below…
The Tretyakov Gallery houses a collection of work by artists of international magnitude like Kazimir Malevich, Wassily Kandinsky, Marc Chagall, Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin and many others.
From the 5th of June to the 25th of July, FAN-ID holders will be granted free of admission entry into…
The international event will take place from 28–29 June and will coincide with the last days of the “Russian icons, prayer and mercy” exhibition held at Castello Svevo di Bari. The conference will be attended by the leading experts in the field from Russia, Italy…
Princess Hisako Takamado is the first member of the Japanese imperial family to visit Russia in over 102 years — the last time was in 1916 during the World War I. Princess Takamado arrived in Saransk, Russia’s Mordovia Republic, for the FIFA World Cup match…
The Great Gatchina Palace was built in Gatchina, a suburb of the royal capital Saint Petersburg. The Palace was constructed from 1766 to 1781 for Count Grigori Grigoryevich Orlov, who was a favourite of Catherine the Great. The ornate Palace combines the elements of classical…
The recent slashing of the priceless Ilya Repin painting “Ivan the Terrible and his son Ivan” has reignited the discussion of security in Russian museums. The last time it was brought up was in 2015 following an attack on the “Sculpture which we do not…
The State Museum of Contemporary Art in Thessaloniki possesses the legendary collection of George Costakis, one of the most significant collections of Russian art outside of Russia. The museum opens a new page in its history with a brand new exhibition of Russian avant-garde based…
Leonid Lamm was perhaps one of the most versatile artists of the Soviet nonconformism, as well as Russian-American contemporary art.
Born in 1928, the artist’s oeuvre was heavily inspired by a variety of movements and Lamm based his creative explorations around various styles and approaches.…
The Belosselsky-Belozersky collection has travelled the world, formed in the mid-18th century Russia by philosopher and poet Prince Alexander Mikhailovich Belosselsky-Belozersky, it travelled to Finland, London, Massachusetts and now it has arrived in Georgia. Today, it still belongs to the same family.
The collection will…
Last month, the billionaire Roman Abramovich and his third ex-wife Dasha Zhukova continue to fund and develop their contemporary art museum despite last year’s separation. Last month, the pair appeared together at the 10 year anniversary party of the Garage Museum in Moscow.
The Museum of Russian Art is the only museum in the North American continent which is dedicated entirely to Russian art and culture. It was founded in a renovated Spanish Colonial-style church by a Minneapolis businessman Ray Johnson in 2002. From August 21 the institution…
The famous painting, beautifully executed by the hand of one of the most significant Russian masters of the early 20th century, is preparing for a journey to the East. The canvas will travel across Russia, making stops in Chelyabinsk and Satka on the way to…
The solo-painting exhibition at the Russian Museum will feature the one of a kind, complete portrait of a member of the Russian royal family — the portrait of the Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolaevna, daughter of Nicholas I.
The painting itself is noteworthy for its great…
The London Science Museum will host the “Last Tsar: blood and revolution” exhibition, which has been designed to coincide with the 100 year anniversary of the execution of the Russian Imperial family.
The project focuses on the lives of the family of Tsar Nicholas II,…
The uploading of Museum collections to the Internet is a project carried out by the Department of Culture of Moscow and the Moscow Department of Information Technology. The project was launched in hopes of not only increasing availability of the exhibits to the public but…
The story of the Soviet sculptor Dmitry Tsaplin (1890 — 1967) is tragic, absurd and undeniably interesting. The artist never experienced huge success in the USSR, however he later gained recognition in Europe where he remained for several years before eventually returning home. Tsaplin was…
During the Great Patriotic War, hundreds of various exhibits including several priceless works of Russian avant-garde and valuable icons disappeared without a trace.
Currently, The Kramskoy Museum of Fine Arts in Voronezh possesses an impressive collection of over 20,000 exhibits, however 1232 of the original…
A sensational discovery has been made in St. Petersburg when a painting by an unknown artist was brought in for restoration. Following a thorough investigation, the specialists have attributed the work to the famous Russian artist, but who is the mysterious sitter?
The painting was…
The Suprematist painting by legendary artist Kazimir Malevich at the Stedelijk Museum was it’s pride and joy, that is until the canvas was sold at auction for $85,8m thus becoming one of the most expensive works of Russian art on the market.
When the painting sold…
Russian billionaire Andrei Filatov bought a chateau in the French commune of Saint-Émilion where he combined French wine with Russian and Soviet fine art.
The story began when Filatov, one of the 200 richest Russian businessmen on the official Forbes list, began collecting Russian and…
The State Tretyakov Gallery in collaboration with the Republic of Tatarstan present the exhibition "The Genius of the Age" — the very first in the series within the long-term program which will feature several major exhibition projects in Kazan and Moscow.
The exhibition is dedicated…
The visitors at the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow are now able to use virtual reality in order access and explore the studios of two legendary painters of the early 20th century.
The tech company VRTech Group has recreated the studios of two famous Russian avant-garde…
The Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid is hosting an exhibition with a peculiar title “Russian Dada 1914 — 1924”. It is generally considered that Dadaism never took off in Russia, hence making this project all the more intriguing.
The exposition focuses on the exploration of…
From July 25 to August 26 in the Bashkir State Art Museum named after Mikhail Nesterov, an exhibition "Russian Landscape of the XIX - early XX century” is taking place. The exposition presents works from the collection of the museum which are rarely ever exhibited.…
The painting titled “Afghans” by 19th century Russian painter Alexander Yakovlev has finally returned to the town of North Attleboro in Massachusetts, USA after 11 years in storage at Sotheby’s.
The painting was originally donated to the North Attleboro School Department by W. Charles Thompson…
Moscow’s Tretyakov Gallery has stirred up a storm of controversy after an attempt to curb the amount of unauthorized tours, when regular visitors began complaining after they were told to stop talking by security guards.
The Tretyakov Gallery officials have said that unofficial tours have…
The Tretyakov Gallery is preparing a large retrospective of Mikhail Larionov, one of the founding fathers of Russian avant-garde and one of its acclaimed leaders.
Larionov had a big influence on the development of Russian art of the 20th century — he was a talented…
The preliminary sketch for the painting of the dome of St. Isaac's Cathedral by Peter Basin is on display for the visitors of the Cathedral. Whenever discussing the beautifully executed paintings of the St. Isaac’s Cathedral, usually the artists being praised for this impressive feat…
Around 80 outstanding works by Russian impressionists will be on show from 28 August at the Nizhny Novgorod Art Museum.
The Nizhny Novgorod State Art Museum, in continuation of a series of exhibition projects in collaboration with leading Russian museums, will exhibit 80 paintings by…
The first quarter of the 20th century was a time of serious turbulence in Russia: two wars, the Russo-Japanese (1904-1905) followed by the First World War (1914-1918), revolutions and the civil war after which Russia had begun its red experiment.
These major sociopolitical catastrophes…
The Jewish Museum in New York is launching a brand new exhibition in September, titled “Chagall, Lissitzky, Malevich: The Russian Avant-Garde in Vitebsk, 1918-1922”. Through approximately 120 works, the exposition explores the legendary yet little-known chapter in the history of modern Russian art.
The water damaged painting “Woman with buckets” by Russian avant-garde artist Aleksandr Shevchenko is currently awaiting restoration by specialists from the Pushkin Museum. Meanwhile, the Friends of the Museum of Nucus foundation continues its ongoing confrontation with the establishment.
The incident took place at night at…
An unusual exhibition dedicated to XX century decorative tavern mats has opened at the Museum of Russian lubok and naive art in Moscow.
The exposition is comprised from items borrowed from collector Andrei Sazonov who has graciously lent several picturesque oilcloths, veneers and mats from…
Today, the legendary Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow is celebrating a new milestone: 125 years ago, the Gallery was officially open for the public.
Pavel Tretyakov began collecting art in the middle of 1950, however it wasn’t until six years later in 1956 when he purchased…
The exhibition will be dedicated to the iconic work of Russian landscape artist Arkhip Kuindzhi, arguably one of the most significant and intriguing Russian artists of the XIX century.
Kuindzhi painted incredibly unique romantic landscape paintings. Although his work was grounded in realism, the artist’s rendition…
The Russian museum plans to explore the origins of the international movement of Expressionism in Russia through an exhibition of painting and graphic works.
This exposition is actually part of an ongoing exhibition project, designed to address the major styles and movements within 20th century…
Not long before the opening of the Ilya and Emilia Kabakov retrospective at the Tretyakov Gallery, the artists decided to hand the legendary space over to the Museum.
From the early 1970s to the late 1980s, Ilya Kabakov's workshop, located in the attic of the house…
The director of the Tretyakov Gallery, Zelfira Tregulova, has announced that that the Museum will organize two exhibitions abroad this Fall. The first one, “Russian path: from Dionysius to Malevich”, in the Vatican while the second exhibition “Masterpieces of Russian art from the collection of…
Today the brand new exhibition "St. Isaac's Cathedral. To the history of creation" opens its doors in the Benois building at the Russian Museum in St Petersburg. The exhibition coincides with the 200th anniversary of the Cathedral and reveals the complex history of its interior…
The Russian Museum is presenting a brand new exhibition dedicated to the works by V. M. Konashevich (1888–1963), a brilliant Russian book illustrator and easel graphic artist.
Although his name is relatively unknown, Konashevich’s artwork is actually familiar to most of those who grew up…
The priceless works by the Russian master painter Karl Bryullov from the collection of the Russian Museum have arrived safely in Vladivostok.
The staff at the Primorye State Art Gallery unpacked a total of 15 boxes containing valuable works of art. This is the first…
A new exhibition is opening in Moscow, dedicated to the famous Soviet painter, the people’s artist Georgy Nissky.
Nissky was born on January 8, 1903 and is considered to be the founder of the so-called severe style, and a master of the industrial landscape. He…
The painting by the legendary Russian landscape painter Arkhip Kuindzhi is traveling from the republic of Buryatia to make an appearance at the upcoming artist’s exhibition at the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow.
In his later work, Arkhip Kuindzhi was concerned with capturing nature’s expressive illuminative…
The Exhibition Hall of the Zaryadye Park Media Center is proud to present the upcoming exhibition titled “Depicting Russia”. The exposition will be made up from 55 landscape paintings by 36 outstanding Russian artists from the collection of the State Tretyakov Gallery.
The exhibition is…
A solo exhibition of the work by Russian artist Vassily Nesterenko titled “Oh, Russian land!” is opening on the 6 September in the Nizhny Novgorod State Exhibition Complex.
Nesterenko was a realist painter, working within the traditional framework of classical Russian painting. Although rather faithful to…
The huge exposition titled “Roerich. Preserving culture” features an impressive total of 396 works brought together from the collections of the Roerich Museum and the State Museum of Oriental Art.
The exposition consists of various exhibits from the legacy of the Roerich family, including 300…
The Primorye State Art Gallery is currently offering a wonderful program of three exhibitions: “The Head of Ares”, “The Great Karl” (You can read more about the Karl Bryullov exhibition here ) and “Akademia. The journey from Italy to St Petersburg”.
The latter exhibition features side…
The Bashkir State Art Museum named after M.V. Nesterov is proudly presenting an exhibition of XIX — XX century French and Russian paintings.
The exposition features a total of 43 works of art from the collection of Moscow collector Inna Bazhenova. It includes work by…
On Friday, the Polish border control confiscated an undeclared work of art on the border with Ukraine, a painting signed in the corner with Marc Chagall.
The press secretary of the customs administration in Lublin, Marta Shpakovskaya, told the news correspondents that the customs staff discovered…
The exhibition of paintings by Pavel Ryzhenko "From Veche to the Throne" had recently opened at the Fund of Slavic Literature and Culture.
The project features 12 of the artist’s large scale canvases depicting historical events which have led to the formation of the Russian…
An unusual exhibition of Alexander Deineka’s graphic works is opening at the State Museum of Architecture is Moscow.
The famous Soviet artist Alexandr Deineka is known for his iconic painting — his work is often thought to be a prime example of the Socialist Realist…
The Russian Museum in St Petersburg is offering two brand new exhibitions of Russian avant-garde paintings at its Malaga branch in Spain. The exhibitions are centered around the work of Kazimir Malevich and David Burliuk.
The first European branch of the Russian State Museum opened…
The Yaroslavl Art Museum has launched a brand new exhibition of works by famous Russian painter Zinaida Serebriakova from the collection of the Russian Museum in St Petersburg.
The Russian Museum possesses one of the largest collections of Serebriakova’s work which includes over 60…
Traditionally, since the 1920s it has been custom to exhibit the work of Mikhail Larionov side by side with the work of his partner and fellow artist Natalia Goncharova.
Which is why the Tretyakov Gallery is offering a unique opportunity to see the work…
The TANR spoke to Lord Poltimore, the chairman of the Russian branch of Sotheby's about the market prospects of modern Russian art, about his experience shooting a Hollywood blockbuster and how to sell glasses for $660k. You can access the original interview in Russian here…
The State Russian Museum in St Petersburg is proudly presenting the upcoming exhibition of never before seen drawings by the master of Russian avant-garde Kazimir Malevich.
No doubt, the paintings by Malevich held in the collection at the Russian Museum are of the highest…
A rare and unique icon called “The meeting of righteous Joachim and Anne at the Golden Gate” has travelled to the Museum of Russian Icon from the Pskov Museum Reserve for an unusual one-exhibit exposition.
The Museum of Russian Icon was established by Mikhail Abramov,…
The centre is responsible for giving a second life to icons, paintings, sculptures and other various exhibits in need of professional rescue. The establishment was opened 100 years ago and has since restored over 1000 objects.
In order to celebrate 100 years of successful…
The Director of the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow Zelfira Tregulova and theatre expert Olga Henkina have received the French Order for merits in art and literature from the visiting French ambassador Sylvie Bermann. The official ceremony was held on Wednesday at the Embassy of France.…
The Grabar centre 100 year jubilee exhibition titled “A age for the eternal” features the restored “skies” from the chapel of the Tikhvin Icon of the Mother of God, which is located in the village of Khvalinskaya on the territory of the Kenozersky National Park.…
The exhibition highlights historical events, the nuances of day to day life and the the various cultural attractions of St Petersburg through archival photographs and postcards in the collection of the State Russian Museum in St Petersburg.
The photographs in the exposition continue the…
The Sankhip Hanji Museum in Istanbul will play host to the newest exhibition of 20th century Russian avant-garde. According to Turkish media, the exhibition will open in the second half of October and will feature an impressive amount of over 500 of these spectacular paintings.…
The exhibition, which celebrates 60 years since the birth of Russian artist and inventor of the Neoacademism movement Timur Novikov (1958 — 2002), presents 7 works from across the artist’s career.
Timur Novikov wasn’t just the the leader of his generation, he also became…
The painting by , as well as the album of drawings by the pupil and wife of Ivan Shishkin, Olga Lagoda-Shishkina, have been handed over to the museum by the Office of the Federal Security Service of Russia for St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region.
The exhibition of Leon Bakst’s theatre works at the Palazzo Chini in Venice will showcase the key works by the Russian master.
Most of the works shown at the exhibition, put together by the Chini Foundation in conjunction with the Center for the Study of…
The Museum of Russian Impressionism has proudly announced the brand new exhibition of the work by David Burliuk, one of Russia’s most colorful and unique painters .
The exposition is made up of over 50 masterpieces borrowed from 12 state museums and 10 private…
The Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center in Moscow is hosting an exhibition of work by legendary Russian landscape artist Isaac Levitan from the collections of the The State Tretyakov Gallery, the Russian Museum, the Israel Museum and the Plyos Museum.
The exposition titled “Isaac…
The State Museum named after A.S. Pushkin and the Kovcheg Gallery in Moscow continue to explore the different cultural phenomenon of Russian everyday life through a series of exhibition projects. The theme of this brand new joint research was the birch tree.
Today it’s hard…
The Grand Palais in Paris will soon play host to the “Red” exhibition, featuring the work by great Russian masters on loan from the Tretyakov Gallery, State Pushkin Museum and the State Russian Museum.
According to the director of the Centre Pompidou in Paris and…
The scandalous story involving the former Director of the Museum voor Schone Kunsten in Ghent has reignited following a recent open letter from 60 artists and professionals speaking out against the suspension of Cathérine de Zegher.
Earlier this year, the MSK in Ghent, Belgium launched…
60 works from the collections of the State Museum of the History of St. Petersburg as well as several private collections have been brought together to demonstrate the short lived relationship between the Soviet government and the Russian avant-garde.
Several art groups existed during…
The upcoming brand new exhibition at the Russian Museum in St Petersburg will feature the work of Lazar Khidekel, a member of the movement of Russian avant-garde and the world’s first Suprematist architect.
The exposition will consist of over 80 works by the master,…
The exhibition at the National Art Gallery of Yoshkar-Ola presents works of art from the 18th and early 20th centuries in the collection of the State Russian Museum.
The exhibition in Yoshkar-Ola features the work from the collection of the State Russian Museum, specifically the…
A brand new exhibition of Vologda icons has opened at the Museum and exhibition complex of Moscow state Academy of watercolors and fine art of Sergey Andriyaka.
The exposition titled “Icon of the Russian North 16th — 19th century” features not only the icons from…
The Sakıp Sabancı Museum in Istanbul is hosting the biggest and most comprehensive exhibition of Russian avant-garde in Turkey.
The exposition titled “Dreaming the Future: Russian Avant-garde Art and Design” focuses around the Russian art movement of the early 20th century which inspired and laid…
A number of works by this legendary Russian artist are currently presented at the “Davos in the Desert” conference to announce the upcoming show.
The works by famous Russian avant-garde artist Wassily Kandinsky from the Russian Museum in St Petersburg have been displayed at the…
The Victoria & Albert Museum in London has a long standing history of working with and in Russia. Over time, this well known institution has forged a bond with Russia and its various cultural institutions. Thanks to the efforts of the V&A, both UK and…
The Multimedia Art Museum presents the brand new exhibition of the work by Victor Pivovarov — one of the founders of the “romantic Moscow conceptualism."
Although having spent the last 40 years living in Prague, Pivovarov still considers himself a Moscow artist , and…
An exhibition of Russian landscape painting from the collection of the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow is currently taking place at the exhibition hall in the Zaradye Park.
The exposition consists of 55 works by 35 various Russian painters, featuring a variety of movements in…
The Garage Museum in Moscow has partnered up with the Rutgers University’s Zimmerli Art Museum in New Brunswick, New Jersey in order to digitize the Moscow Archive of New Art (MANI) — a collection of archival materials related to Soviet artwork, poetry and theory produced…
The gallery owners and husband and wife duo, Kati Marjatta Karkkiainen and Reijo Pollari, have been sentenced to prison and ordered to pay €13 million in damages for selling hundreds of forged artworks over the last five years.
The couple was arrested and sentenced by…
Rare icons and previously unseen works by famous Russian painters have been brought to Moscow from museums all over the country.
Over 300 works have been sourced from 50 regional museum collections from all across the country including museums in Vladivostok and Kaliningrad. It’s the…
The exhibition at the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow is timed with the 200 year anniversary of the birth of one of Russia’s greatest, forgotten realists.
Sergey Konstantinovich Zaryanko was a portrait painter, master of the interior genre who was also known to paint icons…
In conjunction with the Day of National Unity, the State Tretyakov Gallery presents an exhibition of the 1914 “Ivan Susanin” painting by legendary Russian painter Konstantin Makovsky (1839–1915).
The subject of the painting, Ivan Susanin, was a Russian national hero — a peasant from the…
The Russian Museum in St Petersburg is currently offering its visitors a comprehensive exhibition of the evolution of the image of Karl Marx in modern and contemporary Russian life and culture. The exhibition coincides with the 200 year anniversary since the birth of the influential…
He will forever remain in history as a legendary Russian artist and one of the leaders of the Russian nonconformism.
Oscar Rabin passed away on the 7 November at the age of 90 after a long and prolific career across two countries.
Known as one…
The upcoming exhibition of sculpture at the Russian Museum in St Petersburg offers its visitors a chance to see the familiar scenes of Russian everyday life through the mid 19th century to contemporary sculpture.
Genre art is usually known for its application within the realms…
The Quiet Hour exhibition at the National Art Museum of Belarus will open on 15 November. The exposition will center around the works by the talented 20th century landscape painter, Vitold Bialynitsky-Birulya, as well as his friends and contemporaries Igor Grabar , Abram Arkhipov, Stanislav…
The Rostov Kremlin Museum in Russia is celebrating its 135 year anniversary with the first major exhibition of Russian avant-grade paintings in its collection since 1922.
The collection was acquired in 1922 when it was passed over to the Museum by the IZO Narkompros (a…
This upcoming exhibition at the Tretyakov Gallery explores one of the key images of the 20th century, the harlequin, through the work of three of the leading artists of the so called Silver Age: N. Sapunov, S. Sudeikin and K. Somov.
During the Silver Age,…
The winter Russian Art Week Russian Art Week of 2018 is quickly approaching, the exciting event this year falls on the 26–28 November and will feature nearly 1200 lots including around 650 pictures and sculptures, as well as over 530 works of art including icons…