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Santiago Calatrava Exhibition Opens at Hermitage

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Santiago Calatrava: In Search of Movement. On Wednesday, an exhibition focusing on the work of one of the world’s most famous contemporary architects opened in St. Petersburg in the Nikolaevsky Hall of the Hermitage Museum.

Santiago Calatrava: In Search of Movement. On Wednesday, an exhibition focusing on the work of one of the world’s most famous contemporary architects opened in St. Petersburg in the Nikolaevsky Hall of the Hermitage Museum.

© RIA Novosti . Alexei Danichev / Go to the photo bankSantiago Calatrava: In Search of Movement. On Wednesday, an exhibition focusing on the work of one of the world’s most famous contemporary architects opened in St. Petersburg in the Nikolaevsky Hall of the Hermitage Museum.
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Santiago Calatrava: In Search of Movement. On Wednesday, an exhibition focusing on the work of one of the world’s most famous contemporary architects opened in St. Petersburg in the Nikolaevsky Hall of the Hermitage Museum.
© RIA Novosti . Alexei Danichev / Go to the photo bankDirector of the Hermitage Mikhail Piotrovsky says Santiago Calatrava’s visit and the exhibition of his work will play an enormously influential role in Russia.
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Director of the Hermitage Mikhail Piotrovsky says Santiago Calatrava’s visit and the exhibition of his work will play an enormously influential role in Russia.
© RIA Novosti . Alexei Danichev / Go to the photo bank“The exhibition can help Russian visitors develop a fine taste in architecture. Unfortunately, people from all social strata in Russia, regardless of their education, are lacking in this,” adds Piotrovsky.
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“The exhibition can help Russian visitors develop a fine taste in architecture. Unfortunately, people from all social strata in Russia, regardless of their education, are lacking in this,” adds Piotrovsky.
© RIA Novosti . Alexei Danichev / Go to the photo bankMost critics agree that Calatrava draws his inspiration from the natural world and from naturally occurring structures.
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Most critics agree that Calatrava draws his inspiration from the natural world and from naturally occurring structures.
© RIA Novosti . Alexei Danichev / Go to the photo bankAmong the exhibited projects are a continuously moving bridge and a fountain of steel rods representing moving streams of water.
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Among the exhibited projects are a continuously moving bridge and a fountain of steel rods representing moving streams of water.
© RIA Novosti . Alexei Danichev / Go to the photo bankThe exhibition presents the great Spanish designer not only as an architect, but also as an artist, a sculptor and a stage designer.
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The exhibition presents the great Spanish designer not only as an architect, but also as an artist, a sculptor and a stage designer.
© RIA Novosti . Alexei Danichev / Go to the photo bankCalatrava said at a press conference that he would be delighted to design a building or a bridge for St. Petersburg but that it would not be a simple task, since he believes it should not encroach on the historical center.
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Calatrava said at a press conference that he would be delighted to design a building or a bridge for St. Petersburg but that it would not be a simple task, since he believes it should not encroach on the historical center.
© RIA Novosti . Alexei Danichev / Go to the photo bankIn addition to architecture and design, Calatrava has also worked in ceramics, which he considers to be the precursor to all construction work. The exhibition presents several enormous suspended eggs, built and hand-painted by Calatrava.
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In addition to architecture and design, Calatrava has also worked in ceramics, which he considers to be the precursor to all construction work. The exhibition presents several enormous suspended eggs, built and hand-painted by Calatrava.
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