Author: Alexey Leonov
Location: Частное собрание
Mikhail Lomonosov with a stone. 2008. Chamotte
The first Russian natural scientist, enlightener of the world scale. Mikhail Vasilyevich was called a universal person for his comprehensive knowledge in the field of chemistry, physics, philology, art, geography, metallurgy, astronomy, history. In the sculptural composition, an encyclopedic scientist is depicted with a stone of knowledge. On the one hand, Mikhail Vasilyevich laid the foundation for the mining industry in Russia, on the other, symbolic, he raised the stone of knowledge – paved the way for the enlightenment of the Russian people.