Archive for 2004


Legends in Lacquer

Lacquer boxes/objects

The art of painting exquisite designs from history, folklore, and fairy tales on miniature lacquer boxes has its origin in medieval times.  In four villages in central Russia, the art grew from icon painting, discouraged by the government after 1917.  The stunning works that comprise the David Christensen Collection will be exhibited for the first time at The Museum of Russian Art.

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Power of Message in Russian Art

65 paintings

This exhibition explores various aspects of Russian realist painting and its application as a medium of social communications to the citizens of the Soviet Union.  In practical terms, the Soviet government structured the educational system to produce two generations of Russian artists whose creativity was directed to producing representational paintings that would memorialize, inspire and motivate Soviet citizenry.

A brochure for this exhibition was produced and is archived.

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