On November 19, the exhibition "4 Masterpieces from the Russian Museum" will open in Petrozavodsk. In anticipation of the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Karelia and the 60th anniversary of the Museum of Fine Arts of the Republic of Karelia, the Russian Museum and Charitable Foundation Sistema will bring to the region the canvases of the great masters of the second half of the 19th century, Ivan Kramsky, Valentin Serov and Konstantin Makovsky.
The exhibition will feature works by Valentin Serov “Portrait of M.F. Morozova ”(1897), Konstantin Makovsky“ Portrait of the historian Nikolai Ivanovich Kostomarov (1817-1885) ”(1883) and Ivan Kramsky“ Portrait of the singer Elizaveta Andreevna Lavrovskaya (1845-1919) ”(1879) and“ Portrait of the artist Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky (1817 -1900) ”(late 1860s - early 1870s.).
“The exhibition“ Four Masterpieces from the Russian Museum ”will present portraits of famous cultural and art figures, philanthropists and enlighteners. Each of them went down in the history of Russia, leaving a legacy whose significance can hardly be overestimated. Thanks to the great Russian artists, their appearance is captured on the canvases presented at the exhibition, ”comments Nadezhda Bolshakova, senior researcher at the painting department of the second half of the 19th – 21st centuries. State Russian Museum.
The program will be complemented by field trips from museum staff, as well as screening of films from the author’s program by the director of the Russian Museum V.A. Gusev. Museum visitors will be able to get acquainted with the fate of the Russian opera singer Elizabeth Lavrovskaya, the unsurpassed marinist Ivan Aivazovsky, the historian and writer Nikolai Kostomarov, one of the richest and most influential women of her time - Maria Morozova. The exhibition will last until January 12, 2020.
“In the text materials of the exhibition, as well as on excursion programs prepared by the specialists of our museum, visitors will have the opportunity to learn additional information not only about the work of the three great painters, but also about the life of the brightest representatives of that distant era for us,” said the curator of the exhibition, the head of the exhibition Exhibition Department of the Museum of Fine Arts of the Republic of Karelia Lyudmila Nikiforova.
The exhibition of masterpieces from the Russian Museum is part of the Cultural Exchange project as part of the Enlightenment program of the Sistema Foundation for the development and promotion of domestic cultural heritage in Russia and abroad. The implementation of the program embodies the idea of an accessible museum environment, when the best museums with the support of the Fund provide an opportunity for everyone to join the culture and art. Since 2017, more than 20 museums of the country have joined the Sistema Charitable Fund program, and more than 80,000 people have become participants in cultural events.
“Not every Russian citizen can visit the expositions of famous museums in Moscow, St. Petersburg and other cities,” comments Anna Yanchevskaya, president of the Sistema Charitable Foundation. - But we are firmly convinced that in the modern world art should not have borders and should be accessible to everyone. Together with the Russian Museum, we bring to the Republic of Karelia, first of all, those works of culture and art that have important historical significance for its inhabitants. This exhibition is the start of our new Cultural Exchange initiative, the task of which is to introduce the regions to the unique cultural heritage of our country. ”