Russia in the Lens. Exhibition via IT
In Tashkent, the State Art Museum of Uzbekistan has hosted two exhibitions organized with the support of the Ministry of Culture of Russia.
One of them is the photo competition «The most beautiful country» - this is a large-scale media project of the Russian Geographical Society, dedicated to preserving the wild nature of Russia and fostering a caring attitude to the environment through the art of photography.
It was first held in 2015, and since 2016 it has become an annual event. In the rules of creative competition there are no restrictions on the age and place of residence of participants. The main condition - photos should be made only on the territory of Russia.
In the competition in 2016, a total of 23,000 domestic and foreign photographers attended 110 thousand pictures. The oldest participant of the photo contest is 87 years old, and the youngest is only 5
The works of the participants were assessed by the president of the Russian Geographical Society Sergei Shoigu, as well as well-known photographers and cultural figures.
On the walls of the Uzbek art space appeared the best pictures in the nominations «The most beautiful country. Landscape”, “Peoples of Russia”, “Animals”, “Young Photographer”, “Reserved Russia”, “Macromir”, “Black and White Nature”, “Birds”, “The World in Our Hands”, “Industrial Landscape”, “The Escaping Heritage” and “Underwater World”.
Visitors have experienced cold Russian winters, thick Russian forests and, of course, the rich flora and fauna of this country.
Another exposition is a virtual exhibition prepared on the basis of the collection of the Russian Museum (St. Petersburg) and shows more than 100 works of classical Russian art.
The collection of ancient works of the Russian Museum is extensive and is one of the largest collections of ancient Russian art. Its foundation was laid when the museum was organized in 1898. The collection with great completeness represents the history of Russian icon painting from the 12th to the early 20th century. It includes works created in different art centers of the historical Rus - Novgorod, Pskov, Vologda, Moscow, Central Russian and northern lands. Each of the works presented at the virtual exhibition is original and unique and at the same time bears the imprint of the art of its time. Collected together, they allow you to come into contact with the culture of those epochs in which created the master who created them.
Thanks to the high-precision gigapixel photography that is being conducted in the Russian Museum in recent years, as well as modern information technologies, masterpieces of ancient Russian art can now be seen not only in St. Petersburg, but also far beyond its borders. Multimedia films presented at the virtual exhibition are dedicated to the images of Jesus and the Mother of God, the Holy Land of the Russian and Russian iconostasis. One of the films tells about a unique exhibit from the collection of the Russian Museum a wooden pulpit, which was installed in the 15th century in St. Sophia Cathedral in Novgorod.
In Tashkent, the exhibition was held as part of the visit to Uzbekistan by the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill.