MY OWN SELF. SELF-PORTRAIT IN THE RUSSIAN MUSEUM

June 29 - August 22, 2016

The largest exhibition so far dedicated to the genre of self-portrait is opening in the Russian museum on 29 June.  Self-portrait stands out like a mirror which reflects not only the personality of the author, but his perception of the artist’s role, the significance of art and its place in the life of contemporaries.

The exhibition will comprise over 200 pieces of art from the Russian museum collection among which are the best examples of the genre performed by the leading masters of Russian art. The exhibition will provide a unique opportunity to trace the development of the self-portrait in the Russian painting, graphics and sculpture from the early XVIII century to the present day. Along with the masterpieces the works of less known artists will be on display, reflecting the very spirit of their time.

Artist of the gallery: IVAN GOVORKOV.

http://rusmuseum.ru/benois-wing/exhibitions/self-portrait-in-russian-art/