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Garden performance. The art of landscape parks in Europe and Russia

Exhibition April 18 − July 16, 2017
April 18th at the Grain house Museum-reserve "Tsaritsyno" exhibition opens "The garden show. The art of landscape parks in Europe and Russia". This is the first Russian exhibition project, dedicated to landscape (English) style of garden art in Europe and Russia XVIII — first half XIX centuries.

In the Wake of the Enlightenment, when the idea of the return of man to nature and the French regular Park with its clear layout appeared the antithesis of the man — made imitation of untouched nature. Infinity "revolution" of the eighteenth century began in England, where he laid the foundations and developed the main principles of creation of landscape parks and gardens. The exhibition features types of the most famous ensembles of England, the villas of London, where William Kent created the first landscape Park, Kew gardens with their exotic pavilions, St James and Grand Stowe.

With the accession of Catherine II landscape style came to Russia. About the passion of Catherine's landscape garden style saying it had made a manuscript copy of the treatise of Thomas Wetli and a collection of English engravings with views of parks. The Central section of the exhibition devoted to Russian parks and gardens of the Enlightenment.

Twenty Russian museums, libraries and archives, including all the museums of the suburbs of St. Petersburg, provided for the exhibition of more than 350 subjects — some of them never shown to the General public. Curator of the exhibition — Boris Sokolov, doctor of arts, Professor, Department of art history, RSUH.