The State Russian Museum in the halls of Mikhailovsky Castle presents an exhibition"Artists Belsky".
The exposition presents more than 40 paintings and drawings from the collections of the State Russian Museum, the State Hermitage Museum, and the State Tretyakov Gallery.
The exhibition is dedicated to the 300th anniversary of the birth of Ivan Belsky, the 290th anniversary of the birth of Alexei and Yefim Belsky and the 225th anniversary of the death of Mikhail Belsky. Among the works of I. I. Belsky are easel works and images from the Church of the Nativity of Christ on the Sands. Among the paintings of A. I. Belsky is a series of paintings performed for the Smolny Institute of noble maidens.
In the history of Russian painting of the XVIII century, the work of the Belsky brothers occupies a special place. The artists Belsky - Ivan (1719–1799), Alexey (1729–1796) and Efim (1730–1778) were the best masters of the painting team of the Chancellery, then the Office from the buildings of Her Imperial Majesty the houses and gardens, for more than half a century performing the most demanding painting works on orders Empresses Elizabeth I and Catherine II. With equal success, they created huge palace plafonds and small images, worked in the field of wall painting and easel painting. Ivan Belsky, in addition, was an inspector of "mosaic art" for almost thirty years. Of the whole family of Belsky painters, only the eldest son of Ivan Ivanovich Mikhail Belsky continued the dynasty (1753–1794).