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.


Royal Academy of Arts , Burlington House, London
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
February 11 - April 17


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