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…
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 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 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…
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…
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 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…
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…
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 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 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…
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…
The Russian Art Week will take place from 4 - 6 June in London, featuring lots from the four auction houses which traditionally participate in the event. Below is the English summary of the top lots of the summer.
The auction schedule is as follows:
Wednesday 6 June 2018, 10:30
MacDougall's is a fine art auction house which specializes in Russian art. The biannual sales during London's Russian Art Week in June and December feature works by Russian masters from the 19th to the 21st century, works on…
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…
Wednesday 6 June 2018, 15:00
The Russian Department at Bonham’s in London caters to the Russian art market with two sales a year comprising of the finest Russian paintings and works of art. The biannual sales feature works by major Russian 19th and…
The summer Russian Art Week has successfully concluded with the last of the London auctions, MacDougall’s and Bonham’s, held on June 6. Although the art market saw a healthy rebound last November, it was down 41% this week to a total £23,9m. Although some speculate…
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 brand new exhibition "Russians are in fashion again", which explores the little known Russo-Japanese relationship, opened at the Anna Akhmatova Museum in St. Petersburg. 80 years ago, the exhibition “The art of the new Russia” travelled to Tokyo, Japan. At the opening of the…
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…
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 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…
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.…
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 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…
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…
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…
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 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…
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…