The Unlucky Emperor 17.08.201717 July 1998 was a warm day, abnormally bright for Petersburg. The houses along Moscovsky Avenue let down silk tricolor flags—lowered and joined with ribbonsof mouring. The traffic lights blinked yellow. The avenue, usually lively and filled with cars, was empty; policemen in white gloves stood on ceremonial, one positioned every 50 meters. “What happened?” asked Petersburgers in surprise. “We await the Emperor,” answered the sentries. “Nikolai Romanov.”
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Vasily Verecshagin's exhibit at Russian Museum
Vasily Vereshchagin. To the 175th Anniversary of the Artist exhibition opened at The State Russian Museum in Saint Petersburg. As the title uncovers the exhibit is held in conjunction with 175th artists' birthday.
Vereschagin was mostly interested in military subjects but theres are much more themes at the exhibition. 220 works of the great master are presented to the public, including famous landscapes on the oriental themes. Exposition compiles the fullest collection of Vereschagin's paintings and graphics from many Russian museums and private collectors. Such museums as Tretyakov Gallery, State Historical Museum, art museums from Pskov, Novgorod, Yaroslavl, Kazan and some others provided Vereschagin's works from their collections.
Vasily Vereshchagin exhibit also comprises unique artefacts form The Russian Museum archive and household articles from Russian Ethnographic museum relating to the life and work of the artist.
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