Russian classical art XVIII-early XX centuries

The exhibition presents more than 100 original works of fine arts of the XVIII – early XX centuries – from ancient icons to pictorial and drawing art of the greatest Russian artists.

You will view pictures of different genres and styles:

✔grand and intimate portraits of the XVIII century, demonstrating the artists interest to a man, his personality and status.

✔sceneries and still lifes of the XIX century by famous artists of Russian painting: I.Aivazovsky, I.Shishkin, I.Levitan, I.Khrutsky and many others.

✔canvases by V.Surikov - the great Russian artist of Siberian origin. The Museum presents a walloping collection of his artworks from the very first independent to the last major work.

✔masterpieces of e.20th c. painted by I.Repin, K.Korovin, P.Petrochiev and others. Meanwhile sweeping changes took place  in art. In addition to realism, Russian impressionism and symbolism begin to take off and diverse artist association come into existence.

✔a collection of Russian icon-painting.

The Museum displays the icons of various schools and styles from central regions of Russia, rare samples of Siberian icons, carefully crafted frameworks and cooper Old Believers moulding.

The Itinerant art works are represented by genre art, portrait and scenery. They glorified Russian nature, illustrated the daily life of Russian society in its true colours.

Who were they? The Itinerants were: Vasily Petrov, Alexey Savrasov, Ivan Shishkin, Ilya Repin, Nikolay Ge, Vasily Polenov, Victor & Apollinary Vasnetsov, Vasily Surikov, Archip Quindji, Isaac Levitan, Vladimir & Konstantin Makovsky, Valentin Serov, and the leader of the movement – Ivan Kramskoy.

The first demarche of the Itinerants was fouled-up competition, dedicated to the centenary of the Imperial Academy of Arts. Its best graduates refused to paint a scene from mythology. Artists yearned to select their own subjects, but the Academy didn`t meet halfway, so they left the room. Subsequently, the rebels organized the first Russian artists` association - “Artel of Free Artists”, which was lately transformed into “The Association of Itinerant Art Exhibitions”.

   Dates19.12.2019 – 31.12.2020

 Ticket price: 150 rub.

 Address: 20, Parizhskoy Communy Str. (Gadalovs' maison)

Stepan Orlov: about the time and himself


Stepan Orlov (1929 - 2003) - one of the brightest representatives of Krasnoyarsk painting of the XX century, a member of the Union of Artists of the USSR, Honored Artist of the RSFSR.

The exhibition displays over 50 works from the collections of Krasnoyarsk Art Museum named after V.Surikov, as well as Krasnoyarsk Regional Museum of Local Lore, Krasnoyarsk Institute for Continuing Education and from the collection of the artist's family.

About the artist:

Stepan Orlov was born on August 3, 1929 in Kazakhstan. He spent his childhood and youth in the Urals,  Magnitogorsk.

Since 1941, after his father's death in the field and his mother's death during the Great Patriotic War, from the age of 12 he began earning money on his own.

Since 1955 he had been studying at the painting department of the Art College named after V.Serov in Leningrad, which he finished with honors in 1960.

In 1960 he and his wife moved to Krasnoyarsk, where he stayed for the rest of his life.

Since 1967 he has participated in regional, republican and all-Union art exhibitions.

About Art:

Stepan Orlov was a "many-sided" artist: he painted historical and contemporary genre paintings, portraits, landscapes and still lifes.

The master was interested in a wide range of subjects, however, in the history of regional art he entered due to the works devoted to the revolution, war and modernity.

The exhibition of the works by Stepan Orlov is a pictorial narration of the time and of the artist.

   Dates: 28.01. - 28.02.

 Ticket price: 150 rub.

 Address: 12, Mira Ave. (Krasnoyarsk Art Museum named after V.I.Surikov on Mira Ave.)

Russian identity

The exhibition presents about 200 works of a Russian crafts and folk art made in various styles, techniques and materials.

These items were created by craftsmen from all over Russia and have become an integral part of our lives. These artfully crafted items are considered to be the "brand identity" and the pride of our country.

You will see:

Traditional Khokhloma "gold" - one of the oldest Russian folk crafts.

The most recognizable toys of Russia - Dymkovo, Filimonovo, Polkhov-Maidan.

Painted trays presented by the best craftsmen from Zhostovo and Nizhni Tagil of the second half of the 20th century.

Gzhel collection - white and blue items created by famous Russian craftsmen.

Kasli cast iron works - cabinet sculptures, distinguished by clear silhouettes, a combination of carefully worked out details and generalised planes.

A collection of 19th-century porcelain pieces made at the Kornilovs' factory in St. Petersburg, single tea sets from Popov factory of Moscow province, and works from Gardner factory of Moscow Region.

Printed gingerbread boards for making the main delicacy of Ancient Rus - gingerbread.

Pavlov Posad shawls, world-famous for their recognisable pattern.

Samples of housing architecture - elements of decorations of a Russian hut, made of wood.

And  many other things!

All artworks are presented from  Krasnoyarsk Art Museum named after V.Surikov funds.


   Dates: 03.01. – 21.02.2020

 Ticket price: 150 rub.

 Address: 68, Krasnoyarsky Rabochy Ave. (Krasnoyarsk Art Museum named after V.I.Surikov on the Right bank)