"The painter plays the spider, and
A golden mesh..." Shakespeare's Sonnets and the portraits of Hilliard
The Winter Palace of Peter the Great
Beginning at 6:30 p.m.
March 30th, 2012
The State Hermitage Museum presents a new program, entitled "The
Language of the Era. Image and Word." This program represents an
attempt at producing visual and stylistic juxtapositions between poetry
and fine art; these juxtapositions are meant to be associative, rather
than direct. Much like literature, every type of fine art has its own
specific language, which it uses to "speak" to us.
Art historians (employed by the Hermitage) will identify the distinguishing
features of the "language" of works of art from a particular
era. At the meetings, old compositions will be presented, both in the
original language and translations into Russia, along with commentary
by specialists on their linguistic and stylistic features.
The program is led by State Hermitage Museum art historian Irina Vladlenovna
Tickets will be available at the Winter Palace on the day of the event
Ticket Price: 350 rubles
Inquiries by telephone at: 495-71-47; 495-71-48