Severstal and TUI Russia, which are part of Severgroup (a large investment company that manages assets in the interests of Alexei Mordashov), supported the exhibition Pavel Stroganov. Italian Travels "at the State Russian Museum.
In the Stroganov Palace of the Russian Museum, 60 works of Count Pavel Sergeevich Stroganov (1823-1911) are on display, whose artistic heritage was unknown until recently. The young count, during a trip to Italy with his family, captured mainly the landscapes of the southern shores of this country. For a long time, the author of the drawings remained unknown - it was only possible to establish their belonging to Stroganov in 2019. With the help of multimedia technologies, visitors of the exhibition will be able to learn about how images were attributed.
P. Stroganov, traveling to Italy and having lived it for about a year and a half, in 1839-1841, captured the views of this country in numerous drawings. It is quite improbable that while still in Moscow, Pavel attended classes at his father's famous Stroganovka (School of Drawing in Relation to Crafts), and then, already in Rome, he took lessons from the Roman watercolorist S. Corrodi. For a year and a half, Pavel Stroganov created about 150 images (132 works are kept in the Russian Museum, 60 were selected for the exhibition). The drawings were discovered in 1925 in the part of the Stroganov Palace where the exhibition was created. Once in the collection of the Russian Museum and without the signatures of the author, the sheets were included in the inventory of the museum as works of an unknown artist.
After returning from Italy, P. Stroganov did not return to drawing, but later became a famous art figure and collector. His energy was embodied in the activities of the Society for the Encouragement of Artists and his museum.
The exhibition will run until November 15, 2021