P.M. Tretyakov and his portrait gallery
Conceived as a “gallery in a gallery”, the portrait gallery of Pavel Mikhailovich Tretyakov (1832–1898) is a significant artistic phenomenon of the national culture of the second half of the…

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The greatest museums of the world
1. Parisian Louvre Without a doubt, the most famous museum in the world, the Louvre was a medieval fortress and palace of the kings of France before it became a…

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Historical Museum

Masterpieces of Russian graphics from the collection of the State Historical Museum in the Tretyakov Gallery

The graphic collection of the Historical Museum (GIM) is extensive and diverse. It allows you to trace the development of the Russian drawing school from its inception in the XVIII century to the end of the XIX century. The collection is notable for its diversity, explicable aspiration of the founders of the museum to reflect not only the main artistic processes, but also the phenomena of court culture, aestheticized nobility. The basic principle of GIM acquisition is the interest in important events in the history of the country, portraits of iconic people, and the specific iconography of the two capitals. When selecting the exhibits, the curators sought, on the one hand, to reflect the structure and features of the museum collection, on the other – by the example of the best works to present an exceptional level of graphic culture in Russia of the late XVIII-XIX centuries. Continue reading

"Saint Sebastian" Titian
The painting “Saint Sebastian” by Titian is considered to be the pearl of the State Hermitage. Why does this work affect viewers so much? Who is depicted on it? In…

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"Raft" Medusa "" Theodore Gericault
The artist Theodore Gericault, the founder of romanticism in France, became famous for a number of works, and especially the painting “The Jellyfish Raft”. She became no less famous than…

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40 interesting facts from the lives of great artists
Salvador Dali believed that he was the reincarnation of his deceased brother. In each of the works of Dali there is either his portrait or silhouette. Єdgar Degas was so…

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Mexican painting of the first half of the 20th century
In the 20th century, the art of Latin America, primarily Mexico, unexpectedly became one of the most significant phenomena of world culture. The dramatic history of this country is replete…

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