Munch, Repin, Freud, Shchukin and Morozov collections. The main exhibitions of Russian museums in 2019

Munch in the Tretyakov Gallery or the master of the London School in Pushkin? Shchukin collection or Morozov collection? The main Russian museums - the Tretyakov Gallery, the Pushkin Museum and the Hermitage - have prepared exciting exhibitions for their viewers, and today we will tell about the most important of them.

Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

The first of the most significant exhibitions of the year in the Tretyakov Gallery will open on March 12, 2019: more than 180 paintings and over 130 graphic works by Ilya Repin, created at the turn of the century, will be exhibited on three floors in the halls of the New Tretyakov Gallery on Krymsky Val. The event is dedicated to the anniversary of the artist, born on August 5, 1844. In addition to the well-known famous paintings (“Barge Haulers on the Volga”, “Didn't Wait”, “The Cossacks write a letter to the Turkish Sultan”), the viewers will be presented with little-known works by the artist, which, according to the organizers, “will become real discovery. " Of the accents of the exhibition is the display of a large-format canvas “The ceremonial meeting of the State Council on May 7, 1901 ...” from the collection of the State Russian Museum. In general, the exposition will be made up of works by Repin from 26 museums in Russia and abroad, as well as from a number of private collections.They didn’t wait forIlya Repin1888, 160.5 × 167.5 cmThe procession in Kursk provinceIlya Efimovich Repin1883, 175 × 280 cmSelf-portraitIlya Efimovich Repin1887, 72.8 × 60.5 cmTsarevna Sofya in the Novodevichy Monastery Ilya Repin 1879, 204.5 × 147.7 cmThe ceremonial meeting of the State Council on May 7, 1901, on the day of the centenary anniversary of its establishmentIlya Efimovich Repin1903, 400 × 877 cmRead the Arthive: A love story in pictures. Ilya Repin and Natalia Nordman The long-awaited exhibition “Edvard Munch. Dance of Life ”will open in the Tretyakov Gallery on April 15, 2019. More than 60 paintings by a Norwegian expressionist will be brought to Moscow.Self-portrait between the clock and the bedEdvard Munch1943, 149.5 × 120.5 cm Among the exhibits is one of the versions of the famous painting “Scream”, several graphic works and archival photos. Most of the exhibits will arrive from the Munch Museum in Oslo, including the painting that gave the name of the future exhibition - “The Dance of Life”. Two more works will provide the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts. Pushkin. This exhibition has every chance of becoming a hit of the spring exhibition season of the Russian capital. More about the exhibition “Edvard Munch. Dance of Life "- in the Arthive material
.The dance of lifeEdvard Munk1900, 126 × 190.5 cm Munk will reign in the Tretyakov Gallery until mid-summer. And from September in the Engineering building they plan to open a large and representative retrospective of the master of landscape and historical painting Vasily Polenov.
More than 150 works will be presented by both museums and collectors, which always causes an increased interest of the public. Then, in the fall, a small but very interesting exhibition of the works of the “Wanderer" - landscape painter Ivan Pokhitonov is planned in Lavrushinsky Lane.Decided to go to JerusalemVasily Dmitrievich Polenov139.5 × 139.5 cmThe end of the year in the Tretyakov Gallery will mark the project “Museum of Pictorial Culture. To the 100th anniversary of the first museum of modern art. ” Founded in 1919, the Museum of Artistic Culture existed for only 5 years; his foundation was compiled thanks to the operational procurement of works of the Russian avant-garde by a special commission of ROSIZO, and Vasiliy Kandinsky became the first director. In 1923, the Museum became a branch of the Tretyakov Gallery. Attention of visitors - a lot of interesting facts from the history of the Russian avant-garde and a number of remarkable rare exhibits.Composition VIIVasily Kandinsky1913, 200 × 300 cmAt the fans of art, you should also follow the poster of the museum “New Jerusalem”, located in the suburban Istria. As reported, next year, museum visitors will be able to visit the exhibitions of Pierre Auguste Renoir (January-March), Marc Chagall (March-May), Wassily Kandinsky (June-August), Salvador Dali (September-October). Works of famous painters will be brought from the collections of the State Tretyakov Gallery, the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, the Russian Museum, the Biblical Message of Marc Chagall National Museum (France), the Dali Theater Museum (Spain), the Queen Sofia Center for the Arts, and private collections.

Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow

The exhibition season of the Pushkin Museum will open on January 22, 2019 with a small but very attractive exhibition “Artemisia Gentileschi and her contemporaries.” The exhibition will feature three works of the first quarter of the XVII century from the collection of the National Museum of Capodimonte in Naples: “Judith” of Artemisia Gentileschi, “Angel” by Simon Vue “Angel”, “Holy Agatha” by Francesco Gvarino. The exhibition will be complemented by works from the collection of the Pushkin Museum, which are on permanent display, the works of Guido Reni, Gverchino, Simone Kantarini.
The event will be the forerunner of a major exhibition scheduled for 2020: works from the collection of the Neapolitan Museum of Capodimonte, created primarily by women artists, will be brought to Moscow.Judith, decapitating HolofernaArtemisia Gentileschi1612, 199 × 162.6 cmOther significant event of the Pushkin Museum: March 4, 2019 will open the exhibition "Francis Bacon, Lucien Freud and the London School."
The exhibition, consisting of 6 sections, will feature about 80 paintings and graphic works by the most famous British artists of the London School from the Tate Gallery collection. The focus of the masters of the London School is on the human body, its fragility and at the same time vitality. This topic is devoted to many works of artists.Girl with a kittenLjuen Freud1947, 41 × 30.7 cmAlso for the masters of the London school is characterized by interest in the landscape genre. The images of London created by them are connected with personal stories and the subjective perception of the city, in the metaphorical sense they turn out to be a kind of existential self-portraits of their authors. Visitors to the exhibition will see works by Frank Auerbach, David Bomberg, Francis Bacon, Lucien Freud, Michael Andrews.Read in Arthive: Strokes to the portrait: 10 thrilling stories about Francis Bacon In September, the Pushkin Museum will open the exhibition “Russian Jordaens” - paintings by Jacob Jordaans that Empress Catherine II bought to decorate the Hermitage. This collection will also be shown in the Hermitage - but at the beginning of the year, in the month of February.Satyr visiting a peasant Jacob Jordaens XVII century, 205 × 153 cmThe halls of the Art Gallery of Europe and America will host works from the collection of the Louis Vuitton Foundation, including works by Alberto Giacometti, Jean-Michel Basque, Maurizio Cattelan and Marina Abramovich's installations.Two dogs - Beach and Pappy (Pomeranian female and puppy) Thomas Gainsborough 1777, 83.2 × 111.8 cm. The exhibition exhibition of Thomas Gainsborough, which opens on November 25, 2019, will complete the exhibition year in the Pushkin Museum.
Among the museums that have provided their paintings for this exhibition are the London National Gallery, the British Royal Academy of Arts, and the artist's house museum in Sudbury.Dance (II) by Henri Matisse 1910, 260 × 391 cm The largest and most significant project for the museum is “Schukin. Biography of the collection ”will open in Pushkinsky on June 17, 2019. Under this exhibition, 11 rooms of the main building of the museum are given. They will host the masterpieces of the collection of the Moscow merchant and patron of the arts Sergey Shchukin (1854 - 1936), which in Soviet times were divided between the Pushkin Museum and the Hermitage. The works of the impressionists and post-impressionists will be brought from the Hermitage to Moscow - only 65 works, including the legendary “Dance” by Henri Matisse. And at this time in the halls of the Hermitage ...Are you jealous? Paul Gauguin 1892, 66.2 × 89.3 cm

State Hermitage, St. Petersburg

The collection of Sergey Schukin was not the only one that was divided between Moscow and Leningrad. While the Pushkin Museum will receive masterpieces from the Shchukin collection, masterpieces from another half-finished collection, the capital merchant Ivan Morozov (1871-1921), will go to the Hermitage. After the revolution, works from both collections were included in the funds of the State Museum of New Western Art, which was disbanded in 1948. The works of Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse, Vincent van Gogh and Claude Monet were divided between the Pushkin Museum and the State Hermitage Museum. Since then, works from the collections of Shchukin and Morozov have been very rarely met in general expositions, and even more so in such representative volumes. The more unique the upcoming exhibitions, in which the works of each collection will meet in a single exhibition space. Great attention will be paid to the personalities of famous collectors.Breakfast on the grassKlod Monet1865, 130 × 181 cmRead in Arthive: publications dedicated to Sergei Schukin, Ivan Morozov. The exhibition “Morozov Collection” in the Hermitage will open in May 2019, and in October it will be replaced by the exhibition “Schukin Collection”. In 2020, the combined collection of Ivan Morozov will be shown in the Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris. For those of you who want to imagine the scale of the collections of the former Museum of New Western Art, we suggest visiting the site dedicated to this repository of the beautiful. Here you will find a digitized collection of works from the collections of Shchukin and Morozov, which can be sorted by location and artists.The Blue Dancers Edgar Degas1898, 65 × 65 cmWhen waiting for the grand collection exhibitions, the Hermitage will present an exhibition of one painting to the audience in February: after the restoration works, the painting Flora by the pupil of Leonardo da Vinci - Francesco Melzi will be shown. Almost simultaneously, a large exhibition of the works of the Flemish Jacob Jordaans from several museum collections will be shown.FloraFrancesco Melzi1520, 76 × 63 cm

The work of Paolo Uccello “St. George, Striking the Dragon” will be brought from the Jacquesmar Andre Museum (Paris): she will be visiting the Hermitage from April 13 to July 14, 2019.

In spring, the General Staff will begin an exhibition of works by avant-garde artist Roberto Matta (1911−2002). More than 40 works of the master will allow you to get acquainted with the ideas of the surrealists and appreciate the architectural graphics of the artist. The Little Manege will present the exposition “Gods, People, Heroes”, where viewers will see murals, mosaics and sculptures of ancient Pompeii.The blue composition of Robertis Sebastian Matta1937, 32.5 × 50 cm Max Ernst's exhibition also deserves attention: in the summer of 2019, the museum will present 20 paintings and drawings from the 1920s, the first French period of the artist. All these works come from a private collection (Madrid), which originates from the collection of the Parisian Marchan Aram Muradyan.
Also throughout the year, the Hermitage will exhibit on the culture of Vietnam and Ancient Assyria, as well as present works from another antique collection — collector and philanthropist Pavel Stroganov (1823–1911). Among the paintings of this collection are many masterpieces.Portrait of a young man Antonis van Dyck1635, 79 × 63.5 cm. The State Russian Museum from February 21 to May 11, 2019 presents the exhibition “Autumn of the Russian Middle Ages” dedicated to the sacred art of the XVII century. The exhibition features works exclusively from the collections of the Russian Museum, many of them for the first time or with a new attribution. Prepared according to,, and the museums mentioned in the review.
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