MASTERPIECES OF THE RUSSIAN MUSEUM: «SMOLYANKI» BY DMITRY LEVITSKY
Moscow, State Historical Museum
November 17, 2021 - February 14, 2022
The fundamental part of the exhibition is a series of portraits from the Smolyanki (Smolny Institute graduates) cycle by the famous Russian artist of the second half of the 18th century - Dmitry Levitsky. In addition to portraits of Smolny Institute graduates, the exposition is complemented by a number of works: portraits of the founders of the Smolny Institute - empress Catherine the Great and I. Betsky, as well as objects of applied art and historical photographs. Overall, the exhibition presents more than 90 items from the collection of the Russian Museum.
The image of a flowing ribbon pulls the space together, creating the atmosphere of a ball. Dmitry Levitsky, the artist who created the series, was famous for depicting fabrics and textures, which is supported by the material chosen for wall decoration - blue moiré.
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