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Folk Costume as a Reflection of the History of the People: Graphics Exhibition of the XVIII-XIX Centuries

Folk Costume as a Reflection of the History of the People: Graphics Exhibition of the XVIII-XIX Centuries
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We invite you to visit the exhibition "Clothes of our Ancestors. The 18th and 19th Century Art Drawing" opened on June 14 in the "Rakurs" gallery (2nd floor).

The sketches by Russian and foreign artists have often became a valuable source for studying the history and culture of the people. In their works they had tried to capture something that were strucking the imagination, seemed unusual and exotic, and traditional clothes too.

In Russia, interest in national art has appeared only in the late 18th century, but the first serious research on this topic have been implemented only in the second quarter of the 19th century. Due to the "protective" policy by Emperor Nicholas I of Russia a huge number of monuments of artistic culture and art, including national costumes of numerous peoples, have been collected, sketched and described.

An amazing collection of prints of the 18th and and lithographs of the 19th-century presented at the exhibition is the honor of the Russian State Library of Arts. It was brought to the attention of guests of the work of Russian and foreign artists, which reflected the folk costumes of the peoples who inhabited the Russian Empire in those distant times.

Due to the book exhibition, prepared by the National Library of Belarus the participants of the event could know better the history of Russian and Belarusian costume.

Elena Dolgopolova, the First Deputy Director of the National Library of Belarus, Maria Tonets, Secretary of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in the Republic of Belarus, Ekaterina Shumyantseva, the Head of the Cultural Programs department of the Russian State Library of Arts, Zinaida Kucher, the Head of the State Museum of the History of the Theater and musical culture of the Republic of Belarus took part at the event.

The exhibition "Clothes of our ancestors. Graphics of the 18-19 centuries" will be open till July 14, 2018.
The date of completion of the exhibition can be changed.

For more info: (+375 17) 266 37 37, 293 28 23.


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