• Short Summary

    THE FIRST COMPREHENSIVE SHOWING OF RUSSIAN ART EVER HELD IN THE WEST OPENED IN PARIS TODAY (FRIDAY).

  • Description

    THE FIRST COMPREHENSIVE SHOWING OF RUSSIAN ART EVER HELD IN THE WEST OPENED IN PARIS TODAY (FRIDAY). A SOVIET SPOKESMAN SAID THE EXHIBITION WAS BEING PUT ON IN PARIS "BECAUSE OF THE VERY CLOSE CULTURAL TIES BETWEEN THE SOVIET UNION AND FRANCE" AND IN RETURN FOR THE EXHIBITION OF WORKS BY THE FRENCH SCULPTOR RODIN IN LENINGRAD LAST YEAR.

    THE EXHIBITION INCLUDES TREASURES OF GOLD AND SILVER, PRIMITIVE POTTERY AND BRONZES, AS WELL AS PAINTINGS AND ICONS. IT CONTAINS SOME OF THE FINEST PIECES FROM LENINGRAD AND MOSCOW MUSEUMS AND IS INSURED FOR SOME GBP5,000,000 STERLING. EXHIBITS SHOWN IN OUR FILM INCLUDE:
    THE COVER OF A FUNERAL URN (13) NEARLY 3,000 YEARS OLD AND DISCOVERED DURING AN EXCAVATION IN 1958-61.

    URN WITH GEOMETRIC DRAWINGS (16). PAINTED POTTERY OF THE SAME CULTURE AS EXHIBIT 13 BUT A MUCH LATER ERA.

    RELIGIOUS PAINTING ON WOOD (268) "THE VISION OF THE INCARNATION". COMES FROM THE LAST PART OF THE 15TH CENTURY AND FORMED PART OF AN ICON.

    FOLDING TRIPTYCH ICON (173) SHOWING ST. DEMETRIOS OF SALONICA, THE PROPHET ELIAS, ST. COSHE THE HEALER AND AN ANGEL. IT'S EMBELLISHED WITH GOLD, SILVER AND ENAMEL, AND IS DATED 1412.

    A PAINTING "THE VIRGIN OF KINDNESS" (261). IT HAS A SMALL SCENE IN EACH CORNER AND SHOWS THE BIRTH OF THE VIRGIN MARY, THE TRINITY, AND THE ARCHANGEL MICHAEL, AND AN UNIDENTIFIED SCENE. IT'S FROM THE 15TH CENTURY AND WAS PAINTED IN MOSCOW.

    A BOOK OF THE APOSTLES (172) IN RED MOROCCAN LEATHER. THE BOOK IS FROM THE 14TH CENTURY BUT THE COVER IS FROM THE 19TH CENTURY.

    A PAIR OF PISTOLS (202) DECORATED WITH PLATINUM, AND AN EAGLE WITH TWO HEADS, AND WITH BUTT GRIPS MADE OF WALNUT. MADE DURING THE 17TH CENTURY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA46RL3L6DJQF4UGHPZRQUEMCJL
    Media URN:
    VLVA46RL3L6DJQF4UGHPZRQUEMCJL
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/10/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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