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ST. PETERSBURG, October 27 (Itar-Tass) - The art lovers in the Russian northern capital of St. Petersburg will receive for the first time an opportunity to learn about the unexpected part of creative activity of famous actor Sylvester Stallone. An exhibition of Stallone’s paintings will open at the State Russian Museum on Sunday.
The exposition will be staged at the Mikhailovsky Castle and the Marble Palace at the State Russian Museum. The exhibition includes 35 paintings by Stallone and pieces of art of other modern painters. The organizers of the exhibition want to put on display Stallone’s pictures in the context of modern painting, Deputy Director for scientific work of the State Russian Museum Yevgeniya Petrova said on Saturday. Stallone’s pictures will be placed near the paintings of famous painter of the end of the twentieth century Jean-Michel Basquiat, as the State Russian Museum has several his paintings.
According to the museum official, there is no contradiction that Stallone’s paintings are exhibited at the State Russian Museum. The largest world Russian art collection regularly puts on display the paintings of modern foreign artists at the Ludwig Museum that makes part of the State Russian Museum. Moreover, art experts recalled that the immigrants from Russia are among Stallone’s ancestors. He has the same right to exhibit his pieces of art as other artists, because he had received the education in painting, but did not make painting as his main profession. “The exhibition at the State Russian Museum will be some kind of exam for Stallone,” Russian art experts believe. The art connoisseurs describe his style as ‘abstractive and figurative expressionism’.
Stallone has painted several new pictures this year especially for the exhibition at the State Russian Museum. He plans to present them at an opening of the exposition in St. Petersburg.