Revolution: Russian Art 1917 – 1932

Royal Academy of Arts
Until April 17
This year, to commemorate the centenary of the Russian Revolution, the Royal Academy of Art will present its landmark exhibition, “Revolution: Russian Art 1917 – 1932”.
Boris Mikailovich Kustodiev, Bolshevik, 1920 Oil on canvas, Photo (c) State Tretyakov Gallery
This unique period in history effected an artist freedom, marking a turning point for Russia’s art world. Museums, once reserved only for the elite, were nationalised and suddenly art became accessible to everyone.

This exhibition will see celebrated Avant-Garde artists being exhibited alongside lesser known Social Realist advocates. Artists such as Chagall, Tatlin, Kadinsky and Malevich will feature, as will works created by Brodsky, Deineka, Mukhina and Samokhvalow.

Exhibits will be arranged into several broad thematic sections, such as: “Man and Machine” which will focus on proletarian heroes; while “Salute the Leader” will centre on Lenin.

Over 200 works will feature, with some exhibits being shown in the UK for the first time. Not only will this exhibition include painting, sculpture and design; propaganda, film and architecture will also be presented.

Details

Venue:
Royal Academy of Arts , Burlington House, London
Transport:
Tube: Piccadilly Circus, Green Park
Opening hours:
Mon-Thu, Sat, Sun 10am-6pm; Fri 10am-10pm
Entry fee:
Adults: £16.00, concessions available, Under 16s: Free
Dates:
February 11 - April 17



JOIN OUR GUIDED TOURS

Join our guided tours in the Tate Modern and National Gallery! Every Friday evening and Sunday afternoon a passionate art historian will present one artist or artistic movement during a relaxed one hour tour.

featured events

20/21 British Art Fair

13 - 17 September 
Make your way to the capital’s Mall Galleries this September for the 20/21 British Art Fair, and take in some exclusive and modern, post-war British art.

Chelsea MA Summer Show

08 – 14 September 
Head to Chelsea College of Art’s postgraduate show this autumn for a peek at works created by the next generation of up and coming artists.

Luna Cinema

01 July 17 - 08 October  
Watch your favourite classic movies under the stars throughout the summer, in some of the UK’s most stunning surroundings.

featured partners

The Art Academy
The Art Academy offers two day weekend drawing courses which range from introductory courses to Masterclasses.
Art Monthly
Art Monthly is the UK’s leading magazine of contemporary visual art.
The Tate Britain
London's Tate Britain holds the largest collection of British art in the world from 1500 to the present day.
TASCHEN Store London
Designed by the ubiquitous Philippe Starck, the store will stock the entire range of TASCHEN books.