Artistic heritage of the Klodt family
Peter Klodt von Jurgensburg (1805-1867)-famous animal sculptor, author of the famous horses on the Anichkov bridge, who became widely known in Russia and abroad. Peter Klodt became the founder of a major artistic dynasty, whose creative heritage is presented for the first time in a large exhibition. The Russian Museum has the best collection of sculptures by Peter Klodt. Along with unique author's wax sketches received from the Museum of the Imperial Academy of arts, models of famous equestrian groups for the Anichkov bridge, monuments to Emperor Nicholas I and Ia are presented. Krylov, as well as bronze tints of famous animal figurines. Another section of the exhibition consists of works by artists-representatives of the Klodt family, members Of the Association of traveling art exhibitions: genre paintings by the sculptor's son-Mikhail Petrovich Klodt (1835-1914) and works by his nephew – landscape painter Mikhail Konstantinovich Klodt (1833-1902). The work of these masters made an original page in the history of Russian art in the second half of the nineteenth century, vividly and comprehensively reflecting important trends in its development. The exhibition is complemented by the works of Peter Klodt's grandson-Nikolai Alexandrovich Klodt (1865-1918) - a painter and theater artist, and samples of engravings with images of P. Klodt's works and portraits of representatives of his creative dynasty.