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Exhibition November 24, 2017 − April 29, 2018

Masterpieces of Russian graphics from the collection of the Historical Museum. Drawing and watercolors of the XVIII-XIX centuries

Exhibition "Masterpieces of Russian graphics from the collection of the Historical Museum. Drawing and watercolor XVIII-XIX centuries »- this is the first swallow from a series of projects dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the foundation State Historical Museum, which will be celebrated in 2022.

The State Tretyakov Gallery is a long-standing and regular partner of the Historical Museum. This project - gives an opportunity to acquaint a wide range of viewers with the little-known and rarely shown part of the collection of the museum - a collection of Russian graphics.

Graphics - the most vulnerable of the types of fine art, so she rarely leaves the museum storerooms. The graphic rooms of the Tretyakov Gallery, specially equipped for exhibiting works performed on paper, provide an opportunity to show absolutely new to the viewer materials, to feel the volume and quality of the presented collection, to create its integral and lively image.

Each of the six rooms is dedicated to a separate topic. The chronological principle is based on the show. The earliest work is the allegorical composition of GI Kozlov, dedicated to the accession to the throne of Empress Catherine II (1762).

The exhibition presents the works of almost all the major masters of the Russian drawing school: M.M. Ivanova and GS Sergeeva, F.Ya. Alekseeva and MN Vorobyova, OA Kiprensky and A.P. Bryullova, A.O. Orlovsky and V.A. Tropinina, P.F. Sokolov and V.I. Hau, V.S. Sadovnikova and N.G. Chernetsova, A.I. Charlemagne and MA Zichy.

The presentation of this collection in the graphics rooms of the Tretyakov Gallery gives an opportunity to see the works from the collection of the Historical Museum in the broad context of Russian fine arts.

Based on the materials of the official site The State Tretyakov Gallery.