The art of Victor Borisov-Musatov (1870-1905), one of the leading masters of Russian symbolism, is presented in St.Michael’s Castle in context of his activity in the artistic society “Blue Rose”, the first exhibition of which dates back to 1907, 110 years ago. The variety of symbolist articulation in the oeuvre of Borisov-Musatov and artists of this unique group is presented such fully for the first time. The exhibition will comprise the works by Borisov-Musatov himself and the ones by Pavel Kuznetsov, Nikolai Krymov, Sergei Sudeikin, Nikolai Sapunov, Martiros Saryan, Pyotr Bromirsky, Pyotr Utkin, Milioti brothers and other participants of the “Blue Rose”. Along with these prominent masters who became classics of art of the previous century, the artists less known by the wide public but of no smaller gift are on display (I. Knabe, N.Feofilaktov, N. Ryabushinsky). The exhibition includes around 80 paintings and graphic works from the Russian museum, State Tretyakov gallery and private collections of St.Petersburg.
The exhibition is supported by LUKOIL Charitable Foundation