Source: Royal Russia
February 8, 2016
The House of Romanov Boyars, a branch of the State Historical Museum in Moscow on February 8, 2016 opened an exhibition of Honoured Artist of Russia, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Arts Igor Gennadievich Mashkov “The First Romanovs." The exhibition is dedicated to important dates: the 420th anniversary of the birth of Mikhail Fedorovich Romanov and the 385th anniversary of the death of his mother Kseniya Ivanovna (nun Martha). The artist I. G. Mashkov is well known for his historical cycle of paintings devoted to the pre-Petrine Rus/’
The exhibition presents works by the artist, in which he captures one of the episodes of the first tsar’s election of the representatives of the Romanov dynasty - Mikhail Fedorovich. The paintings: "Calling Mikhail Fedorovich Romanov to the throne in 1613," "Coronation of M. F. Romanov in the Assumption Cathedral of the Moscow Kremlin on July 11, 1613," "The Emperor Assumes Power," depicts not only Mikhail Fedorovich, but his mother - the nun Martha, blessed his son to reign. Several of I. G. Mashkov’s paintings are associated with the first Romanovs, "Novospassky Monastery," which is the tomb of the ancestors of the Romanovs' House of Romanov boyars" - the birthplace of Mikhail Fedorovich", the Ipatiev Monastery" - which took place on vocation the kingdom of Mikhail Fedorovich. The exhibition runs until 27 April 2016.
On February 10 will be held a round table discussion "The first Romanovs. 420 years since the birth of Mikhail Romanov, and 385 years since the death of his mother Kseniya Ivanovna (nun Martha)."