Blue square! The Zenit players went painting at the Hermitage

On 22 August, the Zenit first team went to the Hermitage to have an art lesson and raise money for charity!
Blue square! The Zenit players went painting at the Hermitage
Recently Zenit’s general director Alexander Medvedev and the Hermitage’s general director Mikhail Piotrovsky signed a cooperation agreement between the two great St. Petersburg institutions and on Thursday we saw the first part of that project, the Blue Square charity event. 

Sergey Semak took along, Douglas Santos, Sebastian Driussi, Emiliano Rigoni, Magomed Ozdoev, Emanuel Mamman, Mikhail Kerzhakov, Igor Smolnikov, Alexander Erokhin, Daler Kuzyaev and Serdar Azmun to visit the Hermitage and were met by Mikhail Piotrovsky who gave them a short tour of the museum. 


The tour paid special attention to the Black Square painting by Kazimir Malevich. The work, created in St. Petersburg almost a hundred years ago, was first publicly exhibited on 1 January 1916 and caused quite a stir in the art community. However, since then, it has become one of the most famous works of Russian 20th century art. 


Inspired by the work, the Zenit players went to create their own versions of the black square, however this time with various shades of blue and white! The player's creations will be placed on display in the Hermitage and will soon be auctioned for the Anton Is Right Here autism charity.