The collection of the State Hermitage includes more than three million works of art and artefacts of the world culture. Among them are paintings, graphic works, sculptures and works of applied art, archaeological finds and numismatic material.
One of the largest and oldest museums in the world, Hermitage in St.Petersburg, is hosting an exhibition of one of the best-known American portrait photographers, Annie Leibovitz, this summer. “Annie Leibovitz: A Photographer’s Life 1990–2005” is on view through Sept. 21 at the State Hermitage Museum.
Sergei’s art is a strange combination of high aestheticism and folk “roots”, modernistic extravaganza and dadaistic fragility, symbolic bottomlessness and Russian past print metaphysics, artistic refinement and graphic roughness. But even all of those put together do not make his art unprofessional or eclectic. Rather, it transmits giant spiritual experience and marks the beginning of the sacred, mysterious, the beginning of all beginnings.