On Nov. 19, the House Poklevskii-Kozell exhibition center opened to feature the work of Russian artist Pavel Rizhenko.
Rizhenko is best known for his artwork illustrating historical realism, focusing on Russian history and Russian heroes. Unfortunately, Rizhenko will not be present for this momentous event, as the artist died earlier this year (1970-2014).
This is the first time these well-known academic paintings will be on display in the Urals capital.
The Sverdlovsk regional museum organized the event, placing it under the overall program umbrella of “Masterpieces of private collections.”
Exhibition attendees will see a visual panoramic of Russian history. Not only are the paintings beautiful, but they also tell the story of Russia throughout the ages. Thirty-four paintings depict battle scenes, kings, princes, saints, Cossacks, grenadiers and warriors, among others.
All of the paintings are accurate to history. Rizhenko met with many researchers, historians, and experts while he composed his paintings.
Each masterpiece illustrates historical moments while reflecting human emotions through perception and cognition.
Event supporters include the Ministry of Culture of the Sverdlovsk region.
The exhibition is open to the public for three months, officially closing Feb. 8, 2015.