Last week in St Michael's Castle (the Engineers' Castle) the exhibition RELIGIOUS LUBOK was opened. The exposition brings together the unique examples of the religious folk engraving of the second half of the 18th – beginning of the 20th century from the collection of the Russian Museum that are so-called popular prints presenting the events of the Old and New Testament History, the Lives of the saint hermits and the mostly feared Orthodox sacred things. In the village and town lower everyday life such kind of religious popular prints had substituted the expensive icons.
Many of the works are presented for the first time. The exhibition is intended to acquaint viewers with true masterpieces of the popular prints art and to reveal the process of changing of the thematic repertoire, iconography, style and techniques of the popular prints for several centuries.The works are supplied with detailed interactive commentaries.
The exposition will be opened till the 24th of September from 10 am till 6 pm, on Monday 10:00-17:00. Tuesday is a day off.