The friends of Ermitage Italia join the family in the memory of this extraordinary artist who had no rivals in delivering us, for good or in the future, an unrepeatable era. His work will remain an indispensable point of reference for anyone wishing to study this heroic and dramatic, fierce and moving era. In Serghej the Russian soul has never been rhetoric, it has been able to transmit it with spontaneity and boundless sweetness.
I promise we will not abandon the journey we started together.
President of the Friends of the Hermitage Museum Association