While the policy separates France and Russia, their culture connects
19 Jan 2017 18:23, views: 3721
the Political conflict between Russia and a number of countries already affected our culture. Some of Moscow art organizations are denied grants with the wording: “Your country is under sanctions”. But, thank God, there are States that do not mix politics with culture and artists are not punished in retaliation policies. A clear example is France. Now she sends the famous shrines of the middle Ages in the Museums of the Moscow Kremlin. Then March 3 will present the capital one of the key exhibitions of the year — “St. Louis and the relics of Sainte-Chapelle”.
the Stained glass from the Sainte Chapelle. Photo: press service of the Kremlin museums.
it Became possible thanks to the cross cultural year of tourism of Russia and France. It began in Paris with a transfer to the imposing Pompidou Centre (over 250 works) collection of contemporary Russian art of the second half of the twentieth century. Finally the case went to Moscow, where masterpieces of Gothic related to the period of Louis the Saint. Among them are fragments of stained glass from Sainte-Chapelle, the frescoes which introduces the biblical history of mankind. They decorated the chapel until the NINETEENTH century, then they were taken for restoration in the Center of national monuments, where the store still. Of special note are the colourful miniatures, ornaments of manuscripts, the manuscripts, wooden sculptures of the monarch, his daughter from the Museum Cluny and the Church of Poissy, where he was baptized Louis. Lovers of jewelry will impress a crown of thorns from Notre-Dame Cathedral, the crown-reliquary in the Louvre, the famous Limoges enamels f rom the Hermitage and finally the gospel with precious salary for worship in the Church of Sainte-Chapelle.
— She stands in the center of Paris, exclaims the President of the Center for national monuments Philip Belval, as the Kremlin Museums are located in the heart of Russia. Even so, we agreed to this exhibition. It was successfully held in Paris 3 years ago, want to see in Russia the project has aroused much enthusiasm. After all, the French art of the Middle ages, few people know, even at home do not know.
the Crown-reliquary in the Louvre. Photo: press service of the Kremlin museums.
It was during the reign of St. Louis formed the ideal atmosphere for the development of the arts and architecture: the monarch they are strongly patronized. Spared no expense to artists, hard erected temples: the Cathedral in Reims, Raimon monastery, the Church of Sainte-Chapelle in the Royal Palace. Used to keep relics, including the crown of thorns of the Savior, who captured Louis in 1239. This acquisition turned the French monarch of the Capetian dynasty in the “nigritiana of the king.” He then gathered more than 20 relics of the Passion of the particle of the cross, stone of the Holy Sepulchre, the spear of the centurion Longinus… in General, Louis was an exemplary Christian, a brave knight, crusaders and protector of the Holy land. Generously helped not only artists, but also commoners. After mass came out of the Palace in the Royal court, sat down under his favourite oak tree and took all comers. Listen carefully to each, and made a fair decision. Therefor e, St. Louis, and entered history as the most beloved king of France.
— Despite the Napoleonic wars, the events of 1856 in the Crimea, and contemporary political conflicts, says the special presidential representative for international cultural cooperation Mikhail Shvydkoi, the relationship between France and Russia in the field of culture the last 250-300 years are exemplary. Trusting relations between our countries are great. This exhibition confirms them more than signing contracts and shaking hands. Then he and St. Louis to save and to bring together in a difficult time.