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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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Seafarer and Carpenter. Peter the Great in Russian Artistic Culture

Seafarer and Carpenter. Peter the Great in Russian Artistic Culture

9 june—8 august 2022

The exhibition dedicated to the celebration of the 350th anniversary of the birth of Peter the Great is a tribute to the memory of the emperor. It will allow to see how the image of Peter and the events associated with his biography were embodied in the Russian fine art during two centuries.

Alexandre Roubtzoff

Alexandre Roubtzoff

28 april—19 september 2022

A unique Russian artist who, by the will of fate, turned out to be the "singer and chronicler" of Tunisia. The exhibition at the Russian Museum will feature more than 60 paintings of different years from the private collection of Mehdi Douss.

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