Year of production: 2001
The theme of this CD is Russian portraiture in the twentieth century. The more than four hundred illustrations are all taken from the collection of the State Russian Museum in St Petersburg, home to the world’s largest collection of Russian art. The disc reflects the various movements and styles in which twentieth-century artists worked. Those whose lives were indelibly linked to the events of the past century are depicted in realistic and avant-garde forms, constituting an unbroken chain of Russian history in faces. The chronological index and index of artists make the CD a unique electronic encyclopaedia of Russian portraiture in the twentieth century.
Part of the computer department of the State Russian Museum in St Petersburg, the Russian Museum Multimedia Centre was formed in 1995, with help from Apple Computers. The aims of the centre include the creation of educational programmes on the history of art for children and adults, material for the information booths for visitors (such programmes as History of the Creation of the Palaces of the Russian Museum and Leading Exhibitions at the Russian Museum 1995—2000), CDs accompanying major museum exhibitions and web versions of museum exhibitions. The History of the Creation of the Palaces of the Russian Museum disc was an important part of the Hundred Years of the Russian Museum CD, designed in collaboration with the March computer studio.
The Russian Museum Multimedia Centre has created fifteen CDs accompanying various temporary museum exhibitions. Titles include The World of Art, Kazimir Malevich in the Russian Museum, Impressionism in Russia, Jesus Christ in Christian Art (14th—20th Centuries), monographic discs on such artists as Karl Brullov and Hovhannes Aivazovsky, Regicide of Paul I on 11 March 1801 and Russian Portraiture: XX Century.
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