Exhibition | Idea of the Perfect Painter

Posted in exhibitions by Caitlin Smits on March 16, 2016


◊  ◊  ◊  ◊  ◊

From The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Art:

The Idea of the Perfect Painter: Russian Academic Model
Engraving and Books for Artists from the 18th Century

The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, 20 February — 22 May 2016

The exhibition Idea of the Perfect Painter will help visitors extend their knowledge on the learning methods of the Russian academic school of the 18th century. It is no coincidence that the display is located in the Olympic hall, surrounded by plaster casts similar to those, which could be found in studios. Plaster casts constituted the second step of artistic education, while the first one was dedicated to engraved ‘models’. The exhibition will showcase drawings, engravings, and prints dating from the end of the 18th century, as well as the first European art-related manuals and books. The display will feature original works by Georg Friedrich Schmidt (1712–1775) and sheets by his scholars—Alexey Grekov, Prokofy Artemyev, and others.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: