The exhibition is devoted to
the 140th anniversary of the birth of Nickolas Roerich, one of the most
distinctive Russian artists of the turn of
the 20th century as well as a writer, philosopher,
archaeologist, public figure, and
initiator of the International Pact of Protection of the Cultural Heritage
("The Roerich Pact").
Museum owns the largest
collection of paintings by Roerich that numbers about 430 works that presents
both Russian and foreign stages of his creative path. The exposition brings
together about 300 paintings and graphic works (from the earliest ones,
created during Roerich's study at the Imperial Academy of Arts and his membership in
the World of Art group)
from the collections of State Russian Museum, State Tretyakov Gallery,
Peterhof State Museum Reserve and the Research Museum of the Russian Academy of
Arts (Isaak I. Brodsky Apartment-Museum).
A significant entry of the
exhibition is the Bogatyr Frieze suite including the Sadko painting
that has been seldom displayed because of its large format. The significant
stage of Nickolas Roerich's creative path after emigration from Russia in 1918 - works that he created in India in the
1930s - 1940s - will be
also extensively presented.
sponsor of the exhibition - VTB Bank