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Peter the Great the Collector. Sculptures of the Summer Garden from the Russian Museum Collection

Peter the Great the Collector. Sculptures of the Summer Garden from the Russian Museum Collection
9 june—8 august 2022

The Mikhailovsky Castle exhibits a series of genuine decorative park sculpture of the beginning of the 18th century from the Summer Garden, purchased at the direction of Peter I in Venice and Rome. Made of Carrara marble, these works of Italian masters had been decorating the Summer Garden for almost three centuries, until in 2009 they were moved from the open air to the halls of the Mikhailovsky Castle in order to be preserved. In the alleys of the Summer Garden exact copies made of modern materials were placed instead.

The exposition demonstrates the core of the Peter's collection for the first time in many years. Among the sculptures are embodiments of various allegories: the military victories, the founding of St. Petersburg, the virtues of the monarch, along with the images of ancient gods, nymphs, characters of ancient myths and fortune tellers – sibyls, as well as marble portraits of heroes and famous historical figures.

The exposition retains the main idea of the original set of the Petrine era: the sculptures are united in series and pairs, replicating their historical arrangement in the Summer Garden, which allows presenting the thoughtful selection of works in the collection, the semantic interconnectedness of their subject matters. The exhibition includes various types of plastic images - busts, life-size round sculptures, as well as famous sculptural groups, among which is one of the most valuable works of the collection - "Cupid and Psyche" - a wonderful work by the master from the school of Lorenzo Bernini, the great Italian sculptor and architect.

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30 paintings from the life of Peter the Great

30 paintings from the life of Peter the Great

9 june—9 august 2022

The exhibition “30 paintings from the life of Peter the Great” is taking place on the Field of Mars in Saint Petersburg. The project is a reconstruction of an exhibit that was held 150 years ago at the same location and is dedicated to the 350th anniversary of the first Russian emperor. Fourteen original paintings from the 1872 exhibition were discovered in the State Russian Museum’s funds. They were digitally restored and will be exhibited in the form of outstanding quality canvas prints. The honour to fill the gaps and create modern interpretations of the same historical subjects was granted to the students, alumni and professors of Saint-Petersburg Academy of Fine Arts.

Nicholas Roerich. In Search of Shambala

Nicholas Roerich. In Search of Shambala

27 september 2019—1 march 2020

An exhibition held at the Malaga Branch of the Russian Museum presents more than seventy paintings by Nicholas Roerich, dedicated to the influence of culture on religion and vice-versa, and reflecting the spiritual quest of the artist.

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