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Gothic Enlightenment. The jubilee year Vasily Bazhenov

Exhibition April 28 − July 30, 2017
28 APR 2017 State Museum of architecture Schusevand the IN ARTIBUS Foundation opens a major two-part project "Gothic Enlightenment. The jubilee year Vasily Bazhenov" dedicated to the 280-th anniversary from the birthday of the great Russian architect.

More than 140 works including graphics, paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, historical artifacts and videos, will appear before the audience at both sites and conditionally divide the exposition into seven parts. The work of the great architect, the exhibition will be complemented by works of such famous architects and artists as Matvei Kazakov, Giacomo Quarenghi, Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn.

In the Museum of architecture exhibition project will occupy six halls of the main parallel enfilade with two rooms of the permanent exhibition, which presents the model of the Grand Kremlin Palace, created by Bazhenov in the 70-ies of the XVIII century. Interior of a Gothic Cathedral (painting by Emanuel de Witte) will coexist with Rembrandt view of Amsterdam's old town, which in turn rhymes with panoramas of ancient cities.

The space of the IN ARTIBUS Foundation will be transformed into a square, the center of which will be the cathedrals of the Kremlin and the bell tower "Ivan the Great" from the model of the Grand Kremlin Palace by Vasily Bazhenov, and the exhibits around them forming a kind of panorama.

In the expositions of both sites are presented works from the collections of the State Museum of architecture Schusev, IN ARTIBUS Foundation, the State Tretyakov gallery, the State Central theatre Museum A. A. Bakhrushin State Museum-reserve "Tsaritsyno", the Russian state library and private collections.