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Italian Artists of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries in the Collection of the Russian Museum

27 may 2002—31 october 2002
The exhibition organized within the framework of the IV 'Italy in Italyanskaya street ' festival presents paintings and graphic art by Italian masters who worked in Russia in the 18th and first half of the 19th centuries One of the first foreigners to work in St Petersburg was the perspective artist and theatrical designer Giuseppe Valeriani. The plafond compositions in the Stroganov Palace and the St Michael's Castle were painted by him alongside the canvases currently put on display in the Marble Palace. The artist's contemporary, Antonio Giambattista Peresinotti, was the author of 'landscape and perspective ornaments'. Peresinotti was also among the first foreigners to teach at the St Petersburg Imperial Academy of Arts. Pietro Antonio Rotari, Stefano Torelli, Francesco Fontebasso and Pietro Gradizzi arrived in St Petersburg from various regions of Italy virtually simultaneously. Their works alongside the portraits by Salvatore Tonci and Alessandro Molinari as well as canvases by Vincenzo Briosci and Antonio Vighi are exhibited in the rooms of the Marble Palace. In the 19th century the fate of many Italians who lived and worked in Russia became inseparable from it and they even acquired Russian names. Fedele Bruni became Fyodor, Michele Scotti was given the name Mikhail and Luigi Premazzi was christened Ludwig. The works currently on display in the Marble Palace are in the collection of the Russian Museum.
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Faces / Faces / Muzzles

Faces / Faces / Muzzles

29 january—6 june 2022

The AZ Museum (Museum of Anatoly Zverev) presents one of its most successful exhibition projects "Faces / Faces / Muzzles".
The exhibition is timed to coincide with the 90th anniversary of the famous Moscow artist Anatoly Zverev (1931–1986) and is dedicated to the phenomenon of casual portraiture in Russian art of the 20th and 21st centuries.

The Seven Beauties

The Seven Beauties

27 january—20 june 2022

The exhibition, dedicated to the 880th anniversary of the outstanding Azerbaijani poet and philosopher Nizami Ganjavi, presents different types of art, uniting several historical eras with the images of his immortal poetry.

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Virtual tour of the museum complex. 2009 (Rus., Eng., Ger., Fin.)

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