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Sylvester Schedrin and School of Posillipo. To the 225th Anniversary of the Artist

Sylvester Schedrin. New Rome. Castle St.Angelo. 1823 (?). Oil on canvas. 47 x 60. The State Russian Museum.
11 august 2016—7 november 2016

Silvester Schedrin (1791–1830) is a prominent master of Russian landscape of romanticism epoch. He was one of the first masters who started making landscapes directly from nature, reflecting the vision of the air and light and the idea of the unity of man and nature. His works were highly praised by the contemporaries and heirs, becoming the classics of the Russian school of landscape painting.

From 1818 till the very death Schedrin lived in Italy and sent the works he made there to the motherland. While working in Rome and Naples and their environs Schedrin communicated with local artists and influenced the southern-Italian landscape school (so called Posillipo school)… that united various artists from Italy, Germany and Holland (Antonis Pitloo, Giacinto Gigante and others).

The exhibition comprises around 100 pieces of art by Schedrin and painters of Posillipo school from the Russian Museum and other museum collections. The exhibition presents the oeuvre of this brilliant representative of Russian landscape school together with paintings of his European contemporaries – landscape painters.

The exhibition is supported by PJSC LUKOIL

Sylvester Schedrin. A Herd at Ruins. 1810 (presumably copy of Aelbert Cuyp’s painting). Oil on canvas. 52 x 80. The State Russian Museum. Sylvester Schedrin. Naples. Mergellina Waterfront on a Moonlit Night. Late 1820’s. Oil on paper mounted on cardboard. 11 x 17,5. The State Russian Museum. Sylvester Schedrin. Temple of Serapis in Pozzuoli. 1828 (?). Oil on canvas. 25 x 31,5. The State Russian Museum. Pyotr Basin.  Portrait of Sylvester Schedrin. 1821. Sanguine and black chalk on paper. 19,7 х 15,2. The State Russian Museum.

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Anna Leporskaya. Painting, Graphic Art, Porcelain

Anna Leporskaya. Painting, Graphic Art, Porcelain

15 december 2021—14 march 2022

In the summer of 2017, the collection of the Russian Museum received a donation of an extensive collection of works by various artists, which was called the Leporskaya Archive in historiography. The archive included over 600 works by Anna Alexandrovna Leporskaya herself: 512 drawings, watercolors, gouaches, 10 canvases and more than 100 porcelain items.

I Am Dostoevsky. To the 200th Anniversary of the Writer’s Birth

I Am Dostoevsky. To the 200th Anniversary of the Writer’s Birth

13 november 2021—14 february 2022

The F.M.Dostoevsky Literary-Memorial Museum presents an exhibition to the 200th anniversary of the writer.

The exhibition is based on paintings from the imaginary "ideal museum of the writer", which were especially significant for Dostoevsky throughout his life. He did not miss a single exhibition in St. Petersburg, in Europe he got acquainted with the main museums and galleries, he knew the Dresden Gallery, the Pitti Palace, the Uffizi almost by heart. He considered Raphael's Sistine Madonna one of the greatest masterpieces, admired the landscapes of Claude Lorrain, the gates of the Florentine Baptistery, Saint Agatha by Sebastiano del Piombo, Penitent Magdalene by Batoni, this list is pretty extensive.

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