On October 12, 2022, as part of the cycle “Art talk with the Russian Museum”, a virtual tour of the exhibition “Both Navigator and Carpenter. Peter the Great in Russian Artistic Culture.
The exhibition, dedicated to the celebration of the 350th anniversary of the birth of Peter the Great, took place at the Russian Museum in June-September 2022. It consisted of works of painting, graphics, sculpture, crafts and numismatics, the plot of which is the activity and personality of Peter I. The exhibition includes 150 works from the 18th – early 20th century from the collection of the Russian Museum, other state museums and private collections.
Lada Vikhoreva, Senior Research Fellow, responsible curator of the 18th – first half of the 19th century painting department of the State Russian Museum, spoke about the exhibition. The public could be in the halls of the exposition and see how the image of Peter and the events associated with his biography were embodied in the domestic fine arts for two centuries.
The virtual tour took the form of a video conference between the Russian Museum, the Russian House in Brussels and the Russian House in Beirut. The participants of the virtual tour were residents of Russia, Europe, Asia, South America.
The listeners could register and join the video conference or watch the broadcast of the meeting in three languages ​​– Russian, French and Arabic.
This is already the fourth international online meeting of the cycle “Art talk with the Russian Museum”, which takes place online and offline in the Russian House in Brussels.