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Bartolomeo Rastrelli

began to deelop the Moscow School of painters-rich plots and , high technique of casting and subtle embossing. The most famous sculpture of the first master half of the xiii century. – Bartolomeo Rastrelli, Carlo (1675 – 1744). In 1716 he was inited by Peter I of France and moed to Russia and stayed there until his death. It is here that Rastrelli, do not create anything substantial until 1716, has receied ample opportunity for creatiity. He created a number of outstanding works of portraiture monumental and decoratie sculptures. Enjoys great fame of his bronze bust – a portrait of Peter I (1724), in which not only expertly transferred similarity but also created an expressie art image shows a ery true authoritatieness and indomitable energy of Peter I. Creatiity Rastrelli distinguish monumentality and an excellent knowledge of casting material – bronze.

In 1741 he created and cast sculptural group 'Empress Anna Ianona with black boy', one of the last large in his work. In this work, Rastrelli unusually brightly reflected the time of Asiatic despotism and German dominance, surging to Russia during the reign of Anna Ianona. "This reign – one of the pererse pages of our history, and most dark stain on it – the Empress – writes Kluchesky. .. – She was typical of caustic sense of loneliness, alienation from Fatherland, where it should all be afraid Tall and stout, with a face more masculine than feminine, callous in nature and more hardened among scheming courtiers in Kurland, she brought back to Moscow angry and lowbrow intelligence with a fierce thirst for the belated pleasure and horseplay.

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