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Georgy Vereisky

Vereisky. A Courtyard. 1927. Oil on canvas.
30 march—15 may 2017

The exhibition is aimed to widely and fully present the artistic heritage of Georgy Vereisky (1886 - 1962) for the first time. Vereisky was one of the classics of the Soviet graphic school, which continued the traditions of “World of art” (“Mir iskusstva”) society, author of the remarkable portraits of the Russian artists (among them – Alexander Benois, Sergei Prokofiev, Joseph Orbeli, Evgeny Lanceray, Sergei Konenkov), a keeper of the engraving department in the State Hermitage in the 1920s, one of the winners of the World Exhibition in Brussels (1958), People’s Artist of the USSR (1962). There are about 300 graphic works by Georgy Vereisky in the collection of Russian Museum, and the exhibition in St. Michael’s Castle will show the main stages of development of this prominent artist. The exhibition will also include a number of little known works by Vereisky – the landscapes of Leningrad and its suburbs - and acquaint the public with the special features of the artist’s talent. The exhibition will include about 150 graphic works - drawings, etchings and lithographs from the collection of the Russian Museum and State Tretyakov Gallery.

G. Vereisky. Self-portrait. 1952. Lithography. G. Vereisky.  Portrait of L.Sergeeva. 1923. Graphite and colored pencils on paper. G. Vereisky. Portrait of M.Voloshin. 1924. Lithography. G. Vereisky. Village at Spring. Ink on paper.

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Victor Borisov-Musatov and the “Blue Rose” Society

Victor Borisov-Musatov and the “Blue Rose” Society

2 march—29 may 2017

The art of Victor Borisov-Musatov (1870-1905), one of the leading masters of Russian symbolism, will be presented in St.Michael’s Castle in context of his activity in the artistic society “Blue Rose”, the first exhibition of which dates back to 1907, 110 years ago.

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Georg Christoph Grooth and the Time of Elizabeth Petrovna

Georg Christoph Grooth and the Time of Elizabeth Petrovna

2 december 2016—13 march 2017

Epoch of Empress Elizaveta (Elizabeth) Petrovna is one of the periods of Russian history that are usually estimated as controversial. On the other hand, this was the time of bright flourishing of Russian culture and rich development of architecture, painting, graphic arts as well as art collecting, initiated by Peter the Great and continued by his daughter Elizaveta.

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