June 8 in one of the halls of the permanent exhibition VOHM them. I.N. Kramskoy will open the exhibition “Discovering funds. Graphics I.N. Kramskoy”, dedicated to the 185th anniversary of the artist.
The exhibition presents rarely exhibited graphic sketches for paintings by I.N. Kramskoy, created in 1861-1871. Among them is a sketch, made by the artist while still studying at the Academy of Arts in St. Petersburg, for the competition painting for the second gold medal “Oleg’s Campaign to Tsargrad”. The red wax personal seal of the rector of the academy Fyodor Bruni and his own handwritten inscription: “Approved by rector Bruni” have been preserved on the sketch.
The exhibition will also include a series of sketches for the painting “Mermaids”, written by Kramskoy based on Nikolai Gogol’s story “May Night, or the Drowned Woman” from the cycle “Evenings on a Farm near Dikanka”, which was presented at the first exhibition of the Association of Traveling Art Exhibitions in St. Petersburg at the end 1871. The painting is currently in the collection of the State Tretyakov Gallery.
Entrance to the exhibition with a ticket to the permanent exhibition of the museum.
The exhibition will run until July 24.