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Northern Gothic and Renaissance art: painting, sculpture, furniture from M.E. Perchenko’s collection

Exhibition: 1 February - 13 March 2011

From the Moscow Times website, 9 February 2011

From February 1 till March 13, in the main building of The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts an exhibition Northern Gothic and Renaissance Art. Painting, sculpture, furniture from M.E. Perchenko’s collection will take place. At the exhibition you will see masterpieces created in the end of the 15th, in the beginning of the 17th century.
Relics of the past, being united by its high stylistic and cultural quality, are divided into several sections. Part of the exposition, devoted to German artists will present a number of paintings, such as Porträt des Kurfürst August I. von Sachsen by Lucas Cranach the Younger.

The works of Dutch artists include a number of unique masterpieces; the central works are The New Testament Trinity with a mystical source of the Life-Giving Blood of Christ by Jean Bellegambe and Landscape with rest on the way to Egypt by Joachim Patinir.
The period of Dutch mannerism is also widely presented in the exposition.

The second part of the exhibition is devoted to the painted sculpture of The Netherlands, Slovakia, France, Spain, Germany and Austria. These sculptures were placed in altars to create miniature ensembles.
Works of art and sculpture will be accompanied by a collection of furniture made of nutwood and oak. Our guests will see unique pieces of furniture created between the 15th and the 17th centuries.

Information from CODART-member Hans Nieuwdorp

The exhibition occupies the great central marble hall of honor and adjacent galleries of the museum, and shows 33 paintings, 70 sculptures and 10 pieces of furniture from the late Gothic and Renaissance period in Northern Europe. The paintings, from the 15th and 16th centuries, are mostly of Flemish origin. The sculpture collection ranges from the 13th tot 16th centuries with examples from the Netherlands, France and Germany in particular, as are the pieces of furniture. All works belong to a private collection in Moscow. It is without doubt the first time that such a vast collection of works from the XVth and early 16th centuries of Northern Europe has been shown to the Russian public.

A fully illustrated and beautifully edited catalogue accompanies this special exhibition. Authors are Vadim Sadkov (paintings), Hans Nieuwdorp (sculptures) and Elena Pilnik (furniture).