Vasily Vereshchagin. To the 175th Anniversary of the Artist
The Russian Museum honors the memory of the Russian artist with a large-scale exhibition.
The exhibition is dedicated to the 175-th anniversary of Vasily Vereshchagin, world-known Russian artist famous mainly for his battle pieces. The exhibition comprises over 220 works from the leading museums of Russia. Along with the acclaimed paintings of the Turkestan and Balkan series (1860-1880s) the exhibition presents the less known side of the artist’s oeuvre such as landscape sketches and ethnographic motifs (portraits and genre scenes). The large number of graphic works by Vereshchagin is also on display for the first time. The exhibition includes documentary materials from the Russian museum archive and items of the everyday life from the collection of the Russian Museum of Ethnography connected with the name of Vasily Vereshchagin.
The exhibition in the Benois Wing of the Russian Museum will last until July 24, 2017.