CODART, Dutch and Flemish art in museums worldwide

Eendracht maakt macht: an exhibition of Dutch, Flemish and Belgian art from Russian regional museum collections.

Exhibition: 1 March - 19 May 2013

This exhibition is organized in the context of the Russian-Netherlands Bilateral Year 2013 and it presents more than 70 paintings, graphic works of art and Delftware from five Russian museum collections in Ekaterinburg, Omsk, Nizhny Tagil, Tyumen and Perm. Each of these collections is interesting and worth special attention of art historians.

One of the main aims of this project is to underline the diversity and to trace the development of Dutch, Flemish and Belgian art from the seventeenth to the nineteenth century. Guests of the Ekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts will see beautiful Dutch paintings from the Golden Age, Flemish monumental paintings on religious and mythological themes, as well as the romantic landscapes and still-life paintings of the Belgian artists from the nineteenth century. We are proud to present such highlights as panel paintings by Franz II Franken, portraits by Nicolaes Maes and Hendrick van Vliet, a landscape by Jan van Goyen, genre paintings by Isaac van Ostade and Jan Baptist Lambrechts.

An important part of this exhibition are Dutch and Flemish prints and drawings from the museum in Ekaterinburg that are extremely rare in Russian regional collections. Many of these artworks are notable for their fine artistic quality; among them are pieces by Pieter Jansz Saenredam, Leonaert Bramer and Abraham Bloemaert.

Another part of the exhibition is dedicated to eighteenth-century Delftware. Together with the paintings, prints and drawings it serves to form a complex image of life and taste in this period. Delftware is also rather scarce in Russian regional collections, the majority of these pieces are on loan from the Omsk Museum of Fine arts.

This exhibition is among the largest projects of Ekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts in the last few years and it gives a unique opportunity to see a great number of Dutch, Flemish and Belgian pieces that are not widely known to public.

Frans II Francken (1581-1642), Parable of the Rich and Poor Lazarus
Ekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts

Jan Van Goyen (1596-1656), Landscape with peasant’s hut
Regional Museum of Fine Arts named after Michael Vrubel, Omsk

Monogrammist PLP, Paul and Barnabas in Lystra
Ekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts

Vase, Dutch, third quarter of the 18th century
Regional Museum of Fine Arts named after Michael Vrubel, Omsk