Our St. Petersburg
The drawings you will find in this exhibition are made by the young artists of the Art Studio of the School Center of the State Hermitage. Artists' ages range from 5 to 11. Their works tell stories about the city and its founder, Peter the Great. They show how unsophisticatedly children of this age understand history, how fantasy and reality intermingle in their imaginations.
The main character of this exhibition is our wonderful city, St. Petersburg. The youthful artists were born and grew up here. They feel connected to its history, its nascence and development throughout the centuries. We have designed our virtual exhibition as a story about St. Petersburg, about what it has lived through, and about how different it can be in different seasons.
One of the story lines of the exhibition is the Hermitage. This place is very important for young artists, because they feel the connection of the museum with the history of the palace, and with the life of the city and the country throughout the centuries. The Hermitage is also important because it is here that they familiarize themselves with world culture and the fundamentals of art; and while they are learning this, they create art themselves.
Young citizens of St. Petersburg love their city, and we hope that these drawings will show their attitude toward it. We will be very happy if this exhibition inspires creative activity in the young citizens and guests of St. Petersburg. We hope it will awaken a desire to tell about our beautiful city, the history of which is full of outstanding events, and about its citizens, in their drawings.
We are drawing
in the Hermitage
Draft of poster for exhibition