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Mikhail Makhayev’s St Petersburg

Mikhail Makhayev’s St Petersburg
14 october 2022—20 february 2023

The sketches and drawings of Mikhail Makhayev (1717–1770), the great Russian 18th-century veduta master, are the only way we have of appreciating St Petersburg’s stately appearance during the mid-18th century. Drawn en plein air, Makhayev’s cityscapes were transformed into large-format engravings by some of the Russian capital’s best engravers. It was a national political priority to have views of St Petersburg appear in engraved form. These engravings perpetuated an idealized image of St Petersburg, the Russian Empire’s new capital, a “perfect city” built on lands conquered by Peter the Great in the first quarter of the 18th century and elegantly augmented and refined by his sovereign daughter Elizabeth.

The exhibition features approximately 100 works from the holdings of the Russian Museum: Mikhail Makhayev’s drawings, engravings, and paintings made from his drawings by Russian and Western European artists, as well as the engraved copper plates used to print St Petersburg city views in the mid-18th century.

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Drawings and Watercolours of the 18th century

Drawings and Watercolours of the 18th century

23 december 2022—27 march 2023

This exhibition offers visitors the rare opportunity to appreciate the more interesting and notable specimens of 18th century drawing and watercolour from the museum’s extensive collection. Because of their fragility, these works are seldom presented for public viewing.

Naum Mogilevsky. Sculptures and Drawings

Naum Mogilevsky. Sculptures and Drawings

6 october 2022—12 december 2022

Naum Mogilevsky was one of the most outstanding artists of the circle that gravitated around the great sculptor and artistic mentor Alexander Matveyev. And yet his work has received very little scholarly attention and is practically unknown to many art lovers. This exhibition, including approximately 30 sculptures and 40 drawings, invites the audience to rediscover a forgotten master and explore the many facets of his talent.

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Virtual tour of the museum complex. 2009 (Rus., Eng., Ger., Fin.)

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