Sponsored by Rosneft Oil Company, the state Hermitage Museum hosts the exhibition “Piero della Francesca. Monarch of Painting” encompassing the masterpieces of one of the most prominent masters of the 15th century. The exhibition features 11 paintings of the artist and four manuscripts from art collections of Italy, Spain, Portugal and Britain.
The exhibition provides a rare opportunity for people to get acquainted with the work of this artist, as there are no works by Piero della Francesca in Russian museum collections. The majority of the master’s important paintings are in Italy, in places less often visited by tourists. Prior to that, the artist’s legacy has never been presented so vastly and diversely, and it is the first Russian exhibition of the great master.
Piero della Francesca is recognised as a key figure of the Italian Quattrocento and one of the pioneers of the laws of perspective. Among the works of Piero della Francesca, there is a unique manuscript “On Perspective in Painting” that provides a basis for an understanding of the whole of perspective and the essence of the visual illusions of the Renaissance. The Hermitage Museum presents one of the best masterpieces of the artist, “The Madonna di Senigallia”. The exhibition is hosted in the state Hermitage until March 10.
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Rosneft is active in supporting of significant events in the Russian culture. The Company provides with its sponsor support Shostakovich Philharmonic, Eifman Ballet Theatre, Sretensky Monastery Choir, Multimedia Art Museum. The Company has strong ties with the Pushkin Museum. Among the most prominent joint projects, there is the Raphael exhibition “Raphael. The Poetry of the Image. Masterpieces from the Uffizi Galleries and other art collections of Italy” and “Masterpieces of Edo Paintings and Prints”. Moreover, Rosneft was a general sponsor of the 34th International Festival “December Nights of Sviatoslav Richter” traditionally hosted in the Pushkin Museum in Moscow. Along with the festival, the White Hall of the main building of the Museum hosted the exhibition “The Colour and the Sound”. The music festival and exhibition are dedicated to the 100th birthday of Richter.
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December 17, 2018