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Shakespeare Gallery

16.01.2015 | kyivweekly.com.ua

Khanenko Art Museum
17 Tereshchenkivska St.
Until February 1, 11:00 am

The Year of Shakespeare is coming to an end. Hundreds of theater performances, festivals and exhibitions were held in the honor of the 450th anniversary of his birth all around the world. To mark the anniversary of the greatest writer Khanenko Museum presents Shakespeare Gallery by John Boydell. The exhibition includes 12 graphic sheets of Shakespeare Gallery, which were published by the English engraver and publisher John Boydell (17191804) in the 1790s. It was he who suggested to the best local artists to create a series of paintings based on the plays by Shakespeare. Subsequently, the publisher decided to present his collection of a wider European audience and made several issues luxurious reproduction prints from paintings of the Shakespearean cycle. His famous Shakespeare Gallery has become nearly the most successful publishing project in the history of reproductive prints. The exhibition presents a series of other engraving series of the famous publishing house.

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