The concept of the “Silver Age” of Russian culture is associated with the name of Alexander Benois, a prominent representative of the World of Art Association. He was a highly educated, talented artist who manifested himself in various fields of humanitarian activity.
His paintings and drawings, theatrical sketches, illustrations for classical Russian literature, cycles of critical articles on the fine arts, theater and music, works on the history of Russian and European art formed the aesthetic consciousness of people in the early 20th century.
The exhibition displays his paintings and graphic works from the collection of the Russian Museum - historical and genre compositions, landscapes, book illustrations, theatrical sketches. The exposition includes the famous series of paintings and watercolors "The Last Walks of Louis XIV" and other works dedicated to plots and images of Russian and foreign history, as well as sketches for ballet performances.
Where: the Russian Museum, Mikhailovsky Castle at the address 2, Sadovaya Street, next to metro stations Nevsky Prospect and Gostiny Dvor, Saint Petersburg.
When: from December 9, 2020 to March 9, 2021
Open hours: 10 am to 6 pm on Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun; 1 pm to 9 pm on Thu
Author: Vera Ivanova