Voyage in Ancient Russia, exhibition
Voyage dans l'ancienne Russie
From Friday, September 27 2013 to Sunday, March 30 2014
The far corners of pre-revolutionary Russia.
St. Petersburg, May 3, 1909. Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorsky (1863-1944), inventor of a unique photographic process that was to render colours with fascinating precision was received by Tsar Nicolas II at the Imperial Palace. After a private screening which left the Tsar amazed, Prokudin-Gorsky obtained permission to roam the empire and undertake an ambitious work of reportage photography.
Only two thousand photographs of this pioneer remain to this day. This collection was acquired by the Library of Congress in Washington in 1948.
The Zadkine museum presents a selection of 150 images in this exhibition. Unique images which have never before been shown in France, depict a pre-Revolutionary Russia; Zadkine's Russia (Zadkine was born in Smolensk in 1890). These images invite us to discover a lost world which has suddenly reappeared.
Metro Notre Dame des Champs, Vavin
RER B Port Royal then 7mn on foot
From Friday 27 September 2013 to Sunday 30 March 2014 :
- From Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 18:00
Closed on 1 January, 1 November, 11 November and 25 December