Exhibition “Spring. Summer. Autumn. Winter. Allegories in Western European Art "from the collection of Olga Kirillovna Zateeva is preceded by the exposition" Mythology ", in the halls of which are paintings and drawings of European art of the 16th - early 19th centuries. from the collection of the Pushkin Museum.
In the exposition, visitors will see several complete series of the largest Dutch engravers of the XVI-XVII centuries: “The Seasons” and “Twelve Months” by F. Halle, J. Sadeler, A. Collart, C. de Pass, H. Goltzius. A series of the Italian master A. Tempesta dates back to the same time. The development of the theme of changing seasons in the collection of the collector can be traced in the works of different countries and artists until the beginning of the twentieth century. A special place is occupied by the picturesque cycle "Seasons", executed in 1893 by J. Sheret, the largest French artist of the XIX century, a master of advertising.
The ivory objects expand the concept of the subject. This is a curious part of the collection, since the medieval collections of domestic museums mainly contain religious sculpture, and later works are not accessible to the general public. Here you can see the works of masters of Italy, the Netherlands, Germany and France of the XVII - early XX centuries.