The Russian Art Center invites you to the exhibition “Romance of the Sea. Paintings by Russian and German Artists of the 19th Century”, which will open on July 8 in the Warehouse exhibition building on the territory of the Museum of the World Ocean. Residents and guests of the city will see authentic works of art created by professors and graduates of the art academies of St. Petersburg and Koenigsberg from the Center’s fund.
“The romance of the sea. Painting by Russian and German Artists of the 19th Century” is a journey into the world of ideal painting of the 19th century. The guests got acquainted with Italian and Swiss motifs, which were considered the standard of beauty, appreciated the complex play of colors of marine paintings and plunged into the “mysterious haze” of the thickets of Russian forests.
The connecting principle in the selection of works was the image of the water element, which acts as a symbol of transformation, a source of knowledge and a spiritually unifying force.
The temporary exhibition featured the works of the great Russian marine painter Ivan Aivazovsky (1817-1900), the virtuoso landscape painter Yuli Klever (1850-1924), professors of the Koenigsberg Academy of Arts Maximilian Schmidt (1818-1901), August Berendsen (1819-1886) and many others.
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