The brothers Groote: a portraitist and tiropites

Exhibition June 1 − September 17, 2017
State Museum-reserve "Tsaritsyno" presents the first solo exhibition of artists from Stuttgart "The brothers Groote: a portraitist and tiropites. German artists at the Russian court".
Visitors to the exhibition will see over 60 paintings from the Tretyakov gallery, the Russian Museum, the Hermitage, Tsarskoe Selo, Peterhof, Gatchina, Nizhny Novgorod museums, and private collections.
Brothers Groot – Georg Christoph ", Hofmaler" Groot (1716-1749) and Johann Friedrich "Ivan" Groot (1717-1800) most of his life he lived and worked in Russia during the reign of Elizabeth I and Catherine II.
Groot Sr., came to Russia first. He became famous a little "portraits with paintings" in the style of Rococo. The artist often painted portraits of the Empress Elizabeth Petrovna, as well as scenes from court life during her reign.
In the future, the Empress, on the recommendation of the older brothers Groothof, invited to the court of Johann Friedrich for the device in Tsarskoye Selo pavilion, in which hung only pictures of animals. It Groot Jr. became the first officially recognized Russian "zveroboem" head of the class "animals and birds" Imperial Academy of arts.
For a long time the names of the brothers Groot was unfairly given to oblivion — their canvases were occasionally exhibited, among others, of the very few artists wrote and spoke.
The exhibition in the Museum "tsarina" for the first time will be collected as the complete artistic legacy Groothof – wonderful portraits of the Imperial court and a very realistic image of "our smaller brothers".

Materials State historical-architectural, art and landscape Museum-reserve "Tsaritsyno"and website