Large-scale Exhibition of Nikolai Ge Opens in Moscow

Gay, Nikolay (1831-1894) - 1868 Florence. The Cascina Park


An exhibition of the well-known Russian painter Nikolai Nikolaevich Ge (1831–1894) - one of the biggest projects of the year - will be opened on October, 19th in the Tretyakov Gallery on Krymsky Val. The exposition will include about 230 works from funds of the Tretyakov Gallery, museums of Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and other foreign collections. For the complete collection of Nikolai Ge’s drawings will be displayed to general public. The exhibition will run till February, 5th 2012. It is remarkable, that in the course of preparations for the exhibition, Ge’s painting “What is truth?” was restored. The restoration works were preceded by an examination that resulted in a discovery: under the painting layer they found another work – “Mercy”. RIC

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