May 26, 2023: the exhibition "Matvei Platov through Time" has opened at Taganrog Museum of Art. It is dedicated to the 270th birth anniversary of Matvei Platov, a Russian general who commanded Don Cossacks during Napoleonic wars.
About 100 works of art tell about Platov and his time, illustrating the beauty of Don steppes and Cossack time-honoured traditions. Most artworks are contemporary but still engross visitors' attention. For example, artist Anatoly Kovalev made a number of his lithographs on the history of the Don Cossacks. The series of paintings entitled "People of the Don" by Vladimir Kuprianov portrays Cossacks' warlike attitude and chivalry. On the contrary, People's Artist of the Russian Federation Sergey Gavrilyachenko shows the peaceful life in Cossack lands.
There are also works of arts dating back to the 19th century, which are mainly the property of Taganrog Museum of Art. These paintings show visitors the spirit and atmosphere of Matvei Platov's time.
"Matvei Platov through Time" can be seen until October 1 Tuesday to Sunday, from 10 AM to 6 PM. Venue: Taganrog Museum of Art, Ulitsa Alexandrovskaya 56.