Very Old Art from the Ural

An exhibition about stone sculpture from the Russian Ural is being organized in Liechtenstein. The Ural is a mountainous region rich of precious stones. For many centuries artists from the Ural create sculptures out of these stones. The art goes back to Mesopotamian techniques. These Russian sculptures have a history of many centuries with an interruption by the Communist take over in 1917 and 1918, when this art was forbidden. The Landesmuseum in Liechtenstein (and before a museum in Switzerland) brings this extraordinary art and Russian history by past and present Russian artists back to the attention of Europe.