Extracting the Stone of Madness in Moscow

Some of the world’s key museums, including the Louvre, Musee d’Orsay, Prado, and the British Museum, have lent their masterpieces to Russia’s landmark art treasury, the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, to mark its 100th anniversary.

­The forthcoming “Imagery Museum” exhibition, entitled after Andre Malraux’s work, has been described as “the most large-scale and unusual project” to date.

The exhibition running from April 28 to July 29 will feature 46 objets d’art from 27 state and private collections with whom the Russian museum has had friendly relations for years.

Amedeo Modigliani′s Nude
Amedeo Modigliani’s Nude

­Among the highlights is the statue of Gudea, prince of Lagash, from the Louvre. Madrid’s Prado Museum will send to Moscow one of its most important works, Extracting the Stone of Madness by Bosch, as well as a couple of monumental paintings by El Greco and Velasques.

Amedeo Modigliani’s Nude from London’s The Courtauld Gallery will be on display in Moscow, along with Adam and Eve by Gustav Klimt from Vienna’s Galerie Belvedere.

Madrid’s Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum of Art will share its Key to the Fields by René Magritte and Jackson Pollock’s Brown and Silver with the Russian visitors to the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts.

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