East: Another Beauty Exhibition
31.10.2018 – 20.01.2019
2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the State Museum of the Oriental Art. The State Museum of the Oriental Art is the only cultural center in Russia specializing in the storage, study and popularization of the eastern peoples' culture and art.
The exhibition “East. Another beauty” occupies the entire exhibition complex – six halls. The exhibition involves all major regions represented in the museum's collection, grouped into seven sections: Central Asia, Islamic countries, the Caucasus, China, Korea, Japan, and Southeast Asia. The exhibition features more than four hundred museum objects, such as paintings and drawings, costume and jewelry, decorative and applied art objects.
The Exhibition “The East. Another beauty” takes you on a unique journey into the history of the Eastern peoples. The exhibition is dedicated to women in traditional culture, their role and understanding of the female beauty in general. At first glance, the question of what is beautiful is quite simple. However, if you go deeper, it becomes obvious that each country has its own canons of beauty, which in different parts of the world and in different historical epochs can be diametrically opposed.
The exhibition affects not only the female appearance, costume, jewelry, but also small pieces of women's life, the special world that has traditionally been a mystery for men. It remains a secret until nowadays, and, in the East, it is more obvious than anywhere else.
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