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About the exhibition
The State Hermitage Museum invites you to the exhibition. "The Forbidden fruit. Sculptor Chris Anthemann in Meissen "representing works by a modern author working in collaboration with Meissen Porcelain Manufactory.

Chris Anthemann (1970) - American ceramist, born in Albany, New York, from an early age was interested in porcelain, which ultimately chose the main focus of his creative activity. After graduating from two universities, Chris Antenmann got a job at THE KOHLER factory. Also for several months, Antenmann studied the art of china in China. In 2011, Antemann, known received an invitation to work on the oldest in Europe porcelain factory Meissen.

The artist’s source of inspiration was the famous works of French artists of the Rococo era, such as Antoine Watteau, Francois Boucher, Jean Honore Fragonard.

The grandiose multi-part installation “Forbidden Fruit”, created together with the specialists of the Meissen Porcelain Manufactory, is a modern interpretation of the festive feast in the interior of the Rococo era. The sculptural ensemble is a laid table surrounded by guests, placed in an architectural gazebo, the composition is complemented by a porcelain chandelier and fruit pyramids in openwork baskets around which sculptural gallant scenes are placed.

The exhibition includes more than 50 exhibits from the State Hermitage Museum: works of Western European graphics and Meissen porcelain manufactory XVIII - XIX centuries.

Based on the materials of the official site State Hermitage Museum.

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