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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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Landscape in Sculpture. Sculpture in Landscape

Landscape in Sculpture. Sculpture in Landscape

29 july—30 september 2021

The exposition brings together about 130 works from the collection of the Russian Museum and private collections. Along with sculptural works and samples of numismatics, the exhibition presents paintings dedicated to the depiction of sculpture in a landscape.

Aidan Salakhova. From the New Saints Series.

Aidan Salakhova. From the New Saints Series.

24 june—25 october 2021

Aidan Salakhova is a famous Russian painter and sculptor, pedagogue, recent active gallery owner and public figure. Her career in recent years has been marked by sharp turns and a decisive change in artistic reference points, which did not prevent Aidan Salakhova from constantly remaining in the center of attention of both Moscow and the entire world creative audience.

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