An exhibition "The poet of paint and line” timed to the 170th birthday of Russian artist and academician of St. Petersburg Academy of Arts Mikhail Vrubel runs at the Visual Materials Reading Room (room 307).
Mikhail Vrubel had a unique talent. He became the first Russian artist to develop an unequalled individual style. The master of universal skills, Mikhail Vrubel created masterpieces of almost all kinds and genres of fine arts: painting, graphic arts, decorative sculpture and theatrical art.
The artist became the first and the lonely “lawless comet” of Russian symbolism, brightly flashing in the sky of Russian art. “To awake from everyday’s trifles with stately images” – such was the genius’ artistic credo. The living love of nature learned from the great masters of the Renaissance, had become a tuning fork of authenticity of the master’s art.
According to Russian poet Aleksandr Blok, the artist is the one who can see fatally not only the foreground of the world, but also what is hidden behind it, the one who listens to the world orchestra and echoes it in tune.
The exhibition presents more than 140 documents: albums, reproductions and postcards dedicated to the great artist’s heritage.
The exposition is designed for everyone who is interested in the history of Russian painting and graphic art and runs from 17 March to 26 April, 2011.
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