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Monk Ephrem. Meeting with Athos. Painting

Supported by:
  • "Friendship" Society (Greece)
  • AEGEAN Airlines
Pantokrator. 2007. Icon. Wood.
23 december 2015—25 january 2016
Exhibition of Vladimir Pavlovich Makarov (1938-2014), dedicated to the 1000th anniversary of Russian monks on Mount Athos, is designed to acquaint visitors with the spiritual search and service monk Ephraim - known restorer and icon painter, an artist from 1992 to 2014. residing in Greece and to connect his life with the Russian St. Panteleimon Monastery. In Greece, he recreated many icons, mosaics and paintings in the St. Panteleimon Monastery and other monasteries on Mount Athos.

Before monks on Mount Athos V.P.Makarov the specialty of the artist and restorer of icons and monumental painting, since 1983 has worked on the restoration of the priceless masterpieces of icon painting in the brigade of the Leningrad Regional restoration workshop, which was a priority conservation of wall paintings of the Transfiguration Cathedral on Valaam. Later V.P.Makarov worked in the restoration workshop of the Valaam Museum, where a large number of re-created icons that are included in the permanent exhibition, exhibitor under the arches of the Gate Church of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul Cathedral of the Transfiguration.

Many icons of the father of Ephraim are well known in Russia. One of them - an icon of the altar in the chapel Sv.Siluana. The image of the old man who V.P.Makarov wrote two years upon arrival to the Holy Mountain with the blessing of their spiritual mentor, came to the postcards and book covers, and has now become almost canonical. The exhibition features icons and paintings made by a monk Ephraim in the 2007-2014 years, as well as documentary material: photos associated with the time of his stay on Mount Athos.

Autumn on Athon. 2009. Mixed technique on canvas. Private collection. Philosophy. Prayerful Path. 2014. Mixed technique on canvas. Private collection.

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4th Biennale of Historical and Archival Photography from Russian Museums and Archives

4th Biennale of Historical and Archival Photography from Russian Museums and Archives

22 december 2021—30 may 2022

The Biennale of Historical and Archival Photography once again presents inaccessible photo collections of regional museums. The exhibition will show 144 photographs from museums in Voronezh, Ivangorod, Nizhny Novgorod, Rybinsk, Ryazan, Simferopol, Omsk, Pskov, Uglich, Yakutsk. The exposition is structured as a consistent story about the cultural, everyday and political life of Russia in the 1870s - 1930s.

Pavel Stroganov: Italian Journey

Pavel Stroganov: Italian Journey

9 september 2021—6 december 2021

Count Pavel Sergeevich Stroganov (1823-1911), traveling with his family in Italy in 1839-1841, captured the image of this country in numerous drawings, which were considered the works of an unknown master until recently. At the exhibition in the halls of the palace that belonged to the Stroganovs, the Russian Museum will show 60 wonderful drawings from its collection for the first time and comment in a multimedia show how their research was carried out, which made it possible to prove the authorship of Count Pavel Stroganov.

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