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Offline tian79

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Exhibition in Finland
« on: June 24, 2004, 04:50:41 AM »
Link to the exhibition in Lappeenranta.

http://www.lappeenranta.fi/museot/vaihtuvat_nayttelyt/ekm_vaihtuvat%20näyttelyt/viimeisten_keisareiden_esineistö.htm

Exhibition includes clothes, pictures, paintings etc. and baby Anastasia's blanket!
I'll be going there next week!

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Re: Exhibition in Finland
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2004, 05:35:07 AM »
A nice exhibition - including several objects from Tsarskoye Selo! The painting of Alexey's playroom by Yuri Neprintsev seems especially intriguing, I've never seen it before. I wonder if they permit photographing there ;)?

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Re: Exhibition in Finland
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2004, 01:43:35 AM »
Hi Joanna, the two pictures definitely seem to be in the same style. The painter's manner and colors look very similar. I think it would be a safe bet to say the girls' room is also by Neprintsev. Do you know he was Stalin's favorite painter? :-/

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« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2004, 04:19:07 AM »
Saw the exhibit last week. Quite interesting, lots of uniforms (mostly Nicholas's) and paintings, furniture etc.

The most interesting objects IMO were Olga’s and Maria’s uniforms. I’ve never seen Maria’s uniform in colour before, it was beautiful, green jacket and dark blue skirt.

About the above mentioned paintings. There were three paintings by Yuri Neprintsev (1904-1996). M&A’s bedroom, Aleksei’s playroom and classroom all painted in 1931.
Anastasia’s blanket I mentioned earlier was actually a counterpane, a gift from the French government to AN in 1901.

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Re: Exhibition in Finland
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2004, 10:51:15 PM »
Oh, wow,do youhave any photographs from this exhibit?  Was there a catalogue?

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Re: Exhibition in Finland
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2004, 02:41:13 AM »
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Why then was Neprintsev given the commission, by who and what was the purpose?

I've found no reference to his painting the palace rooms. In 1931 Neprintsev (1909-1996) was a beginner artist, and most probably he did those paintings on his own. He became one of Stalin's favorite "masters of the socialist realism" much later, after doing his "Rest after battle" and other patriotic paintings.  

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Re: Exhibition in Finland
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2004, 12:49:06 AM »
I checked the exhibit catalogue and it states that in 1931 Neprintsev, with A. N. Yar-Kravchenko, made twelve water colours of the children's rooms in order to capture the historical interiors, because the AP museum was to be closed.
At the moment couple of Yar-Kravchenko's water colours are part of the At the Home of the Last Tsar exhibition.
All water colours belong to the collection of the Tsarskoe Selo museum.

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Re: Exhibition in Finland
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2004, 01:24:22 AM »
Joanna

If I remember correctly At the Home of the Last Tsar catalogue has some of Yar-Kravchenko's water colours.
I'm at work at the moment so I can't check.

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Re: Exhibition in Finland
« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2004, 07:03:29 PM »
dear tian79,
the page doesn't show. can you help