Revolution is coming…

100 years ago, as Russia teetered on the brink of revolution, its artists were creating some of the most exciting and experimental art anywhere in the world.

At first, the new regime fanned the flames of creativity that flourished across all forms of Russian art, but by the end of 1932 Stalin had violently drawn the Iron Curtain down on creative freedom.

Now, we bring together Russia’s early Soviet masterpieces – paintings by the likes of Kandinsky, Malevich and Chagall, exceptional photography and graphic work, brilliantly original porcelain, and pioneering film-making – in the first comprehensive survey of a turbulent 15-year period when revolution was followed by mounting state control.

Before you visit, read Martin Sixsmith’s introduction to the art of the Russian Revolution and find out all you need to know about this extraordinary era,  or discover more at one of our related events – we’ve listed a few highlights below.

Friends Previews – booking is essential
Wednesday 8 February, 10am–10pm
Thursday 9 February, 10am–6pm
Friday 10 February, 10am–6pm

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(Full credit to Friends of the RA for the piece above)

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