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Virtual tour "Bacchanalia. Two Masterpieces in time"

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The world of ancient Greek and Roman deities, satyrs, bacchantes, etc

The visitors will be introduced to the Uvarov sarcophagus, named after its owner Count Sergey Semionovich Uvarov, who was the Honourable Member and the president of the Russian Academy of Science. The characters depicted on it and the ideas reflected will be discussed. The second part of the tour is dedicated to Peter Paul Rubens' "Bacchanalia" that was inspired by the sarcophagus. The visitors will travel through space and time to the world of ancient Greek and Roman deities, satyrs, bacchantes, etc.

The tour is led by a lecturer and art historian Elizaveta Makeyeva.

This video has subtitles in Russian and English. Use the "Subtitles" function on YouTube.


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The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts is a museum complex housing one of the biggest collections of world arts in Russia. Today, it comprises about 700,000 works of art belonging to very different historic epochs, from Ancient Egypt and Greece to the early 21st century. The exhibition includes one of the world's most unique and well-known collections of French arts of the 19th–20th centuries.

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