From November 19, 2019 to January 12, 2020
On the 19 of November, 2019 the exhibition “Four Masterpieces from the Russian Museum” opens in Petrozavodsk. On the eve of Karleia’s 100th and the Karelia’s Musuem of Fine Art’s 60th birthdays, the Russia Museum, with help of the Sistema Charitable Fund, brings to the region the canvases of great masters of the second half of the XIXth century: Ivan Kramskoy, Valentin Serov, and Konstantin Makovsky.
On display at the exhibition will be Valentin Serov’s work “Portrait of M.F Morozova” (1897), Konstantin Makovsky’s “Portrait of Historian Nikolai Ivanovich Kostomarov” (1817-1885)” (1883) and Ivan Kramskoy’s “Portrait of Singer Elizabeth Andreevna Lavrovskaya (1845-1919)” (1879) and “Portrait of Artist Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky (1817-1900)” (Late 1860s-Early 1870s)
“The Exhibition “Four Masterpieces from the Russian Museum” displays portraits of well-known figures in culture and art, philanthropists and educators. Each of them entered the history of Russia, leaving a legacy whose value is difficult to overstate. Thanks to great Russian Artists their images are captured on the canvases, displayed at the exhibition,” commented Nadezhda Bolshakova, Senior Researcher, Painting Department, 2nd half of the XIX – XXI centuries, in the Russian Museum.
“In the exhibition’s text materials as well as on the tour programs, prepared by our museum specialists, visitors will receive the oportunity to know additional information not only about the creations of these three great painters, but also about the lives of these bright representatives of that era that is so distant for us,” noted the exhibitions curator, Head of the Exposition and Exhibition Department of the Museum of Fine Arts of the Republic of Karelia Lyudmila Nikiforova.
The Exhibition of Masterpieces from the Russian Museum is a part of the project “Cultural Exchange” as part of Sistema Charitable Fund’s education program for the development and promotion of cultural heritage in Russia and abroad. The realization of this program embodies the idea of an accessible museum environment, where the best museums, with the support of the fund, give the opportunity to all who desire to understand culture and art better. Since 2017 more that 20 of the country’s museums have joined Sistema’s program, and more than 80,000 people have been participants in cultural events.
“Not every inhabitant of Russia can visit the expositions of famous museums in Moscow, Saint Petersburg and other cities,” commented the President of the Sistema Charitable Fund Anna Yanchevskaya, “but we are thoroughly convinced, that in the modern world art should not have borders and should be accesible to everyone. Together with the Russian Museum we are bringing to the Republic of Karelia those productions of culture and art that have important historical significance for its inhabitants. This exhibition is the start of the new initiative “Cultural Exchange”, the task of which is to aquaint regions with the unique cultural heritage of our country.”