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Peter the Great. His Time and Circle

Louis Caravaque. Portrait of Peter I. 1722 (1723?). Oil on canvas. State Russian Museum.
17 December 2015—3 April 2016
The exhibition (in the framework of the "Saga about Romanovs" project) is dedicated to the epoch that was a turning point in the process of forming of the national Modern Age culture and Russian school of painting. The time of Peter the Great's reign saw the peak of the oeuvre of Ivan Nikitin, Andrey Matveev and prominent masters of the "rossika" movement (Georg Gsell, Louis Caravaque, Johann Gottfried Tannauer and others).

The most widespread genre in the Peter the Great's epoch was portrait. Due to the activity of Russian and foreign artists the various and developed iconography of Emperor's family and Peter the Great's companions was worked out. In the following history of the Russian art there was no other period when the portrait could describe the epoch and its heroes with such force and depth without embellishment and idealization.

The exposition presents the masterpieces of Russian art of this epoch (among which are "Peter the Great on his Death Bed" and "Portrait of Baron Stroganov" by I. Nikitin, "Portrait of Anne Petrovna and Elizabeth Petrovna, the Daughters of Peter the Great" by Louis Caravaque) and other works from the collection of the State Russian Museum, State Tretyakov Gallery, State Hermitage, St. Petersburg and Moscow suburban museums and also from foreign museums and private collections.

The general partner of exhibition is Sistema Charitable Foundation

Johann Gottfried Tannauer. Portrait of the Tsarevich Alexis Petrovich. First half of the 1710’s. Oil on canvas. State Russian Museum. Louis Caravaque. Portrait of the Tsarevna Anne Petrovna and the Tsarevna Elizabeth Petrovna. 1717. Oil on canvas. State Russian Museum. Ivan Nikitin. Peter I on his Death Bed. 1725. Oil on canvas. State Russian Museum. Jean-Marc Nattier. Portrait of Peter I. 1717. Oil on canvas. State Hermitage. Unknown artist. Portrait of Сatherine I with Blackamoor child. Late 1720’s. Oil on canvas. Russian Museum

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The Empire After Peter the Great: From Catherine I to Elizabeth Petrovna

The Empire After Peter the Great: From Catherine I to Elizabeth Petrovna

1 June—23 September 2024

This exhibition, unique in its scale, covers the period from the death of Peter the Great to the accession to the throne of his daughter Elizabeth Petrovna (1725–1742). The main events of the internal Russian life in the time of struggle for Peter the Great’s legacy shown on the material from the collections of 21 museums, including State Hermitage Museum, the State Historical Museum, the Moscow Kremlin Museums, the Tretyakov Gallery, the Museum of the History of St Petersburg, the Peterhof State Museum and Reserve, the Pavlovsk State Museum, the Arkhangelskoye State Museum and Reserve and others.

Master of Painting. 325th Anniversary of Ivan Vishnyakov’s Birth

Master of Painting. 325th Anniversary of Ivan Vishnyakov’s Birth

26 April—1 July 2024

Ivan Vishnyakov is one of the leading artist of the 18th century, portraitist, mural painter, restorer and teacher. However, not much of the artist’s vast legacy, the result of thirty years of untiring creative activity, has survived to the present day. All the more valuable are the ten surviving portraits in the collections of the Russian Museum, the Tretyakov Gallery, the Museum of Vasily Tropinin and Moscow Artists of His Time, art museums in Tver and Rybinsk.

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