Avant-Garde Art Museum of St Petersburg
The Avant-Garde Art Museum of St Petersburg has an impressive collection of avant-garde art of Russia’s northern capital. The collection is housed in a two-story wooden house on the Apothecary Island, former residence of Mikhail Matyushin (between 1912 to 1923) - a musician, artist and teacher, and one of the leading proponents of avant-garde in Russia.
Creative style of most artists, poets and musicians of the early XX century distinguishes desire to break away from traditional art and approve a new genre whose motto convention and sketchy. Russian avant-garde artists include such luminaries as the painters Kandinsky (Abstractionism), Malevich (Suprematism), Vladimir Tatlin (Constructivism), the poets Vladimir Mayakovsky and Khlebnikov (Futurism), the composer Igor Stravinsky (Cubo-Futurism). Although Mikhail Matyushin is not as widely known, he was friends with many leading avant-garde artists and a patron of Russian modernists, supporting their creative endeavors. The museum opened in 2004, displaying a collection of articles chronicling the evolution of the development of the avant-garde in St. Petersburg and Leningrad in the 1910-1930 period. Among the exhibits - a unique collection of fine art, representing different schools of avant-garde.