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Moscow Icon House Marks 400th Anniversary of Romanovs Dynasty
1.01.2013 09:17
Moscow Icon House Marks 400th Anniversary of Romanovs Dynasty

Exhibitions dedicated to the 400th anniversary of the Romanovs’ dynasty have been opened in the Icon House in Spiridonovka Street, Moscow. 

      The exhibition The Romanovs. Fall of Dynasty presents personal belongings, works of art, and archival documents of the members of the imperial family. 

      The life of the Romanovs is recreated at the exhibition by means of unique exhibits:  the throne and cane of Cesarevitch Alexey Nikolaevich, the last All-Russian emperor’s and empress’ lifetime portraits painted by court artist Alexander Makovsky, and the like.  Until the end of 2011 these portraits were kept in Sweden, in the house of the maid of honor of grand duchess Olga. 

Visitors of the exhibition can also see toys of the children of Tsar Nicholas II, and jewelries that one of the court ladies took out from the Winter Palace in a pillowcase of grand duchess Maria Nikolaevna. In a show-window under glass there is Grigory Rasputin's letter.

      Another exhibition opened also in the icon House is The Russian Modernist Style recreating the epoch in which the family of Nicholas II used to live. The exposition has included art works by M. Vrubel, M. Nesterov, V. Vasnetsov, V. Kotarbinsky, I.Bilibin, P. Corin and other great masters of the era of the Russian art nouveau. Besides, the exposition has included works of iconography, jewelry art, sculpture, interior decorations, suits, archival documents, works by suppliers of the imperial court and glorified masters of gold and silver business K.Konov, D. Smirnov, S. Zharov and others.

      For the unique exposition The Icon House has completely reconstructed its showrooms, i.e. nearly 1 000 square meters. The exhibitions will take place in the museum halls till December, 2013.

Author: Vera Ivanova

Tags: The Romanovs Grigory Rasputin Exhibitions in Moscow   

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