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26/11/2019 - 27/12/2019 19:00 - 21:00

Nikolay Krasnov (1864–1939) a famous Russian architect and artist was one of those fallen in love with the beauty of Maltese landscapes.

Tying up Russia and Malta with the power of art Nikolay Krasnov captured the warmth of Maltese sun and the touch of Maltese stone under the blue Mediterranian sky.

Best known architectural masterpiece of his is the Livadia palace in Yalta (Crimea), a summer residence of the last Russian Tsar Nicolas II.

Krasnov lived in Malta in 1919–1922 among many other Russian exiles who fled the Russian revolution of 1917 and left a rich artistic legacy behind.

One of his pupils Princess Nathalie Poutiatine recalls in her memoir, “He found the light effects on the Malta stone most effective against the deep cobalt blue of sea and sky”.

The Russian Centre for Science and Culture in Valletta will be marking 155th birth anniversary of Nikolay Krasnov with an exhibition of the works he had done while staying in Malta.

Over 20 digital copies of Krasnov’s watercolours, forming part of the Heritage Malta — MUZA collection as well as a private collection, will be on display from 26th November to 27th December 2019.

Free entrance.