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Virtual exhibition «FACES OF OUR ANCESTORS»

This exhibition marks the centenary of the famous Russian anthropologist, sculptor and archaeologist, founder of the method of facial reconstruction from the skull – Mikhail Gerasimov (1907 – 1970), who authored numerous documentary portraits, graphic and sculptural, of ancient people and of historical personalities. Gerasimov’s works are renowned in Russia and abroad both for their scientific accuracy and reliability, and for their artistic merits – an inimitable liveliness of performance. Attempts to reconstruct the appearance of ancient people were made before Gerasimov, but thanks to him facial reconstruction has become an independent academic discipline. Each of his reconstructions is a scientific document, a work of art, and an image of a living person.