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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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Sean Scully. Facing East

Sean Scully. Facing East

3 march—9 april 2018

This large-scale exhibition of Sean Scully’s work allows Russian viewers to get acquainted for the first time with the development of the artist’s work from the late 1960s to the present day.

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Inside the Marble Palace (Sound, Dance, Performance)

Inside the Marble Palace (Sound, Dance, Performance)

17 january—12 february 2018

Blanche Neige Lucie
Pierre Huyghe
1997

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