Thursday, April 13, 2017

Faberge Eggs program April 18, 7pm

       The Friends of the Dover Public Library are pleased to present a unique and interactive  presentation on Imperial Russian Fabergé Eggs by artist and iconographer Marina Forbes on Tuesday, April 18 at 7pm in the library’s Lecture Hall.
       This beautifully illustrated presentation will focus on the life and remarkable work of Russian master jeweler and artist, Peter Carl Fabergé, with a spectacular photo-tour of Fabergé collections at the Shuvalov Palace in St. Petersburg, the Kremlin Armory Museum, and other famous museums around the world. Emphasis is on the important role of egg painting in Russian culture and the development of this major Russian art form from a traditional craft to the level of exquisite fine art under the patronage of the tsars. The fascinating history of these eggs, and their role in the dramatic events of the last decades of Romanov rule in Russia, and in the years following the Bolshevik Revolution, will also be discussed.
         Marina Forbes (MA, University of St. Petersburg, Russia) is a lecturer, historian and award-winning artist who has written extensively on Russian traditional arts, history, and the rich tapestry of Russian culture. She is licensed with the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, and is on the NH Humanities Council Roster as a speaker on Russian Arts.     
        Marina leads cultural tours to Russia where she regularly updates her research, photographs, and documents, and interviews journalists, political figures and scholars on the current state of affairs in Russia. Marina’s talks are sometimes a little bit funny, sometimes a little bit sad…. but always unmistakably Russian.
              This program is free. For more information, call the Dover Public Library at 603-516-6050.

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