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  • Portrait of M. Nesterova. 1886. Canvas on cardboard, oil. 31.4x27. 5
  • Venerable Sergey Radonezhsky. 1899. Oil on canvas. 248х248
  • Taking the Veil. 1898. Oil on canvas. 178х195
  • Portrait of O. Nesterova (
  • Landscape. 1917. Oil on canvas. 23х39.2
  • Self Portrait. 1915. Oil on canvas. 94х110
  • Portrait of I. Pavlov. 1930. Oil on canvas. 80х77
  • Portrait of E. Kruglikova. 1939. Oil on canvas. 82х59
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05 April - 30 July 2012
Benois Wing

The creative oeuvre of Mikhail Nesterov (1862-1942) that was connected with religious and philosophic searches of the so-called Silver Age of the Russian culture revealed to a viewer the wonderful poetical world of the Orthodox monasteries and Old-believing cells, fascination of the nature of Middle Russia and the inspired beauty of the national character. The best characteristics of a creative person had found their embodiment in the images of the artist’s famous contemporaries. These works are regarded as the classics of the portrait genre in Russian art.

The exhibition devoted to the 150th birth anniversary of Mikhail Nesterov includes about 200 paintings and graphic works from the collections of the Russian Museum, the State Tretyakov Gallery, the State Art Museum of the Republic of Bashkiria, the State Picture Gallery of Astrahan, the State Museum of the History of Religion, the Scientific-Research Museum of the Russian Academy of Arts, the State Historical, Аrt and Literary Museum Reserve Abramtsevo, the Tver Regional Picture Gallery, the Church and Archeology Cabinet of the Moscow Orthodox Ecclesiastical Academy, the State Museum Reverse Pavlovsk, the State Museum Reverse Peterhof, and from the private collections.

The sponsor of the exhibition is VTB Bank

VTB Bank