The museum opened an exhibition dedicated to the anniversary of Ivan Nikolaevich Kramskoy


June 8, 2022, on the birthday of the Russian painter, draftsman, native of the Voronezh Territory Ivan Nikolaevich Kramskoy (1837–1887) at the Voronezh Regional Art Museum. I.N. Kramskoy opened an exhibition dedicated to the 185th anniversary of the artist’s birth.

The chamber exhibition presents 11 graphic works by Ivan Kramskoy from the museum’s own collections.

At the exhibition you can see rarely exhibited graphic sketches for the paintings of I.N. Kramskoy, created in 1861-1871. Particular attention should be paid to the sketch, made by the artist during the years of study at the Academy of Arts in St. Petersburg, for the competition painting “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 exposition also included 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.

You can get acquainted with the works of the artist with a ticket to the permanent exhibition of the museum.

The exhibition will run until July 24.