In the Benois wing of the State Russian Museum from April 20 to 24 June will take place the exhibition devoted to 175 anniversary of the birth of the artist Vasily Vereshchagin. This was reported on companies.
The event will show over 150 works of the painter from the collection of the Russian Museum, State Tretyakov gallery, State Historical Museum, art museums of Pskov, Novgorod, Ivanovo, Kostroma, Yaroslavl, Cherepovets, Kazan and private collections.
"Vereshchagin was a witness and participant of many historical events. The credibility and originality of the subjects of his paintings, always gave them a special appeal, have become fundamental creative principles of the artist and the work on the battle of prices, and in depicting life of different peoples", — RIA Novosti the words of the organizers.
In addition to the famous canvases of Turkestan and Balkan series, the exhibition will be widely presented for the first time made in different years landscape studies and ethnographic motifs, and graphic works of the painter. The exhibition will complement the unique documentary materials and everyday objects related to his life and work.
Vasily Vereshchagin is one of the most famous battle painters. In his paintings often depicted the brutality of war and the defeat of the Russian army. He is also known for its images of the culture and traditions of different peoples.
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