Enfilade

Exhibition | Sylvester Schedrin and the Posillipo School

Posted in exhibitions by InternRW on September 14, 2016

On view at Saint Michael’s Castle:

Sylvester Schedrin and School of Posillipo: To the 225th Anniversary of the Artist
Mikhailovsky Castle, Saint Petersburg, 11 August — 1 November 2016

Sylvester Schedrin. New Rome. Castle St.Angelo.

Sylvester Schedrin, New Rome, Castle St.Angelo, c. 1823, oil on canvas, 47 x 60, the State Russian Museum.

Silvester Schedrin (1791–1830) is a prominent master of Russian landscape of romanticism epoch. He was one of the first masters who started making landscapes directly from nature, reflecting the vision of the air and light and the idea of the unity of man and nature. His works were highly praised by the contemporaries and heirs, becoming the classics of the Russian school of landscape painting.

From 1818 until his death, Schedrin lived in Italy and sent the works he made there to the motherland. While working in Rome and Naples and their environs Schedrin communicated with local artists and influenced the southern-Italian landscape school— the so-called Posillipo school—that united various artists from Italy, Germany and Holland (Antonis Pitloo, Giacinto Gigante, and others).

The exhibition will comprise around 100 pieces of art by Schedrin and painters of the Posillipo school from the Russian Museum and other museum collections. The exhibition will present the oeuvre of this brilliant representative of Russian landscape school together with paintings of his European contemporaries.

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