On 15 April 2010, the exhibition of art works by Isaac Levitan opened in Benois Wing of St. Michael’s Castle (St. Petersburg) with the financial support of VTB Bank. It will be open through 15 July 2010.
The exhibition devoted to the 150th anniversary of the artist features about 100 paintings and graphic works from the Russian Museum and the Tretyakov Gallery. Works from the Isaac I. Brodsky Museum-Apartment are of special interest, including the famous “Portrait of Sofia P. Kuvshinnikova”.
The history of Russian art cannot be told without Isaac Levitan’s creations. The master, who lived a relatively short life, left a rich legacy: his works can be found even in the most distant museums of the country.
For the first time in the past 50 years, the visitors will be able to see that many Levitan’s masterpieces. In particular, the exhibition includes the remarkable canvases “A Lake”, “Over the Eternal Stillness”, “Vladimirka” as well as many others. The show has collected works reflecting the main stages of his creative development. The chamber epistolary section of the exhibition is also of interest: it reflects the friendship between two greatest representatives of the Russian culture, Anton P. Chekhov and Isaac I. Levitan.
This show continues the series of the Russian Museum exhibitions dedicated to the masters of Russian landscape: Alexei Savrasov, Arkhip Kuindzhi, and Ivan Shishkin.
VTB provides active financial and organizational support to cultural institutions. The projects sponsored by VTB include cooperation with the State Tretyakov Gallery, the State Russian Museum and many other institutions.