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…
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, …
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 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…
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…
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…
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…