Revolution: Russian Art 1917-32 will feature over 30 works by Kazimir Malevich which were first exhibited together in 1932 at the State Russian Museum in what was Leningrad, today's St Petersburg.

Kazimir Malevich, Peasants, circa 1930 Image: State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg Kazimir Malevich, Peasants, circa 1930
Image: State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg

At the State Russian Museum exhibition entitled Artists of the Russian Federation over 15 Years, works by important post-revolutionary artists including Vladimir Tatlin and Pavel Filonov were curated by art critic Nikolai Punin.

Kazimir Malevich, Self-Portrait, 1910 Kazimir Malevich, Self-Portrait, 1910

Natalia Murray, lecturer in Russian art for London's Courtauld Institute, has co-curated the exhibition at the Royal Academy. Murray commented: ''The 1932 exhibition was the most significant showcase of all the artistic movements which developed in the 15 years after the October 1917 Revolution.''

''Originally it was supposed to be in Moscow but they did not have a big enough gallery to house it; [it was shown] in 100 rooms of the Russian Museum in Leningrad, and included almost 2 000 works of art.''

241 Wassily Kandinsky, Blue Crest, 1917

the-promenade-1918.jpg!Large Marc Chagall, La promenade, 1918

The show at the Royal Academy includes pieces loaned from the State Russian Museum and Moscow's State Tretyakov Gallery. The exhibition has been curated according to the themes of Lenin's status as a cult figure, Stalin's ideas of Utopia and dictators. Important Russian artists such as Marc Chagall and Wassily Kandinsky will be part of the exhibition.

Revolution: Russian Art 1917-32 will run at the Royal Academy of Art from 11th February-17th April, 2017. For more information, see here.