The Tsrskoye Selo Museum, State Hermitage, Russian Museum, Peterhof, Ethnography Museum and Theater and Music Art Museum of St Petersburg partake in the Russian Wintertide exhibition at the Museo Nazionale delle Arti e Tradizioni Popolari (Folk Art and Traditions Museum) to be open March 3 to May 8, 2011 during the Russian Shrovetide in Rome festival.
In this Russia-Italy Year of 2011, the exhibition is a noteworthy achievement in the two countries’ cultural cooperation development.
335 historical works of art, graphics, sculpture and applied art, including costumes, porcelains, toys, furniture, photographs, and even sleighs, introduce visitors to the unique beauty of Russian life in wintertime during the second half of the 18th to early 20th centuries, describing the Russian national spirit through bright images of snow-covered vasts and towns, fur-clad women, and traditional pastimes which still appeal to millions around the world.
Tsarskoye Selo brought to Rome six winter landscapes by famous Russian painters, a bronze Sleigh ashtray of the 1870s-1880s, and a wood-carved armchair of V.P. Shutov’s design. The objects grace the Winter Views of St Petersburg and Suburbs, Court Ball and Winter Amusements sections of the display devoted to Imperial Russia.
The project is supported by the Russian Ministry of Culture and the Diaghilev P.S. festival.