To the table!

Exhibition November 23, 2019 − January 12, 2020
The State Historical-Architectural and Art Museum-Reserve “Tsaritsyno” presents an unusual exhibition"To the table!".

On display are ceramic products from the museum’s collection, produced in different years at the best porcelain factories in Russia.

The theme of food from ancient times inspired artists. It is enough to recall the drawings of Ancient Egypt, mosaics and frescoes of Rome or Greece, painting of the Middle Ages and Renaissance. By the 17th century, still life had become an independent genre in the painting of European artists who strove for maximum accuracy when portraying food. Some exhibits resemble majolica dishes with embossed images of the fish lying on them, which are famous for the master of the French Renaissance Bernard Palissi. Others are closest to hyper-realistic food dummies illustrating the menus of 21st-century Japanese restaurants. Rice and Asian noodles, pizza and a hamburger, fried fish, popcorn and even seeds - these images of food created by modern young ceramists for the exhibition “To the table!” Play with illusions and straightforward naturalism in parallel with stylization and abstraction.

Based on site materialsState Historical-Architectural and Art Museum-Reserve “Tsaritsyno”.