Andrei Rublev in Tretyakov Gallery
21.12.2010 – 20.03.2011
In fact there's very little information about Rublev's life. We don't know where and when he was born. Some of the historians believe it happened in the 1360s-70s but there's no reliable information to prove it. The first mention of Rublev is in 1405 when he worked in the Annunciation cathedral of Moscow Kremlin. Chronicles tell us that in 1408 he painted together with Daniil Cherni the Assumption Cathedral in Vladimir. He later became a monk in the Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra where he painted in 1425-27 St. Trinity cathedral. After Daniil's death Andrei came to Moscow's Andronikov Monastery where he painted his last work, the frescoes of the Savior Cathedral. It is believed that Andrei died at Andronikov Monastery in 1430 although his remains was not found.
In the medieval Russia artists never signed the icons; most often we don't know names of great religious masters of the
The exhibition in the Tretyakov gallery is very small. You'll see some famous icons from the permanent collection of the gallery and a few icons and fragments of frescoes brought from other museums of Russia (The State Russian museum, The State history museum, Sergiev Posad and Zvenigorod museums). Very often researches can only attribute these works to disciples and followers of Rublev and artists of his circle. Does it sound disappointing?
But isn't it impressive to see images that are over 600 years old, that are believed to be the most perfect of
what has been created in the religious Russian art? While watching icons you should never hurry. Even if you don't know much about the church paintings try to feel the powerful energy coming from these images. The beautiful religious musicс played at the exhibition will help you to achieve a contemplative state of mind.
Your Moscow tour guide can tell you more about the Russian icon painting. Planning your Moscow tours don't miss this unique opportunity to see Andrey Rublev inside the Tretyakov gallery.
Moscow Current Events
31.10.2018 — 20.01.2019
East: Another Beauty Exhibition
2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the State Museum of the Oriental Art. The State Museum of the Oriental Art is the only cultural center in Russia specializing in the storage, study and popularization of the eastern peoples' culture and art.
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Moscow in miniature
Would you like to see the central part of the largest city model that will enter the Guinness Book of World Records? You have an excellent chance to do it till the end of 2015 in All-Russia Exhibition Centre VDNKh. We belive that an architecture model of Moscow (Moscow in miniature) performed at a scale of 1:400 is really worth seeing.
Russian Impressionism Museum
Art-buffs are welcome to visit the Russian Impressionism Museum, which opened its doors in Moscow on the 28th of May. The exhibition hall is located on the grounds of the former “Bolshevik” confectionery factory grounds.
Robostation in VDNH
If you are interested in everything connected with robots you should certainly attend one of the most curious interactive museum called Robostation, situated in All-Russia Exhibition Centre VDNH. Here visitors of all ages have a great chance to get acquainted with modern robots, take part in different activities, enjoy technopark, chemistry show and show of dancing robots.
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13.10.2018 — 14.10.2018
Moscow is behind us 1941. The military-historical festival
Did you know that Borodino Field was not only the location of the Battle of Borodino during Napoleoinic Wars but also the place of a severe clash between the Soviet and German forces in 1941? Join the festival of military reconstruction where the events of the WW II will come to life.
21.09.2018 — 25.09.2018
Moscow International Festival 'Сircle of Light' 2018
Moscow International Festival "Circle of Light" is an annual event where light designers and experts in the field of audiovisual art from all over the world transform the architectural appearance of the Russian capital. For a few autumn days, Moscow will once again become a center of colorful large-scale video projections, fantastic multimedia shows with light, fire, lasers and fireworks. The entrance to all the festival venues is free.
24.08.2018 — 02.09.2018
Spasskaya Tower festival 2018
International Military Music Festival "Spasskaya Tower" is an annual tremendous show in the heart of Russia - on Red Square. A breathtaking musical and theatrical performance combines different musical styles, parade defile of military orchestras, dance and show performances, unique light and pyrotechnic shows
10.08.2018 — 22.08.2018
Times and Epochs 2018
The annual festival "Times and Epochs" will be held in the capital from 10 to 22 August. Its main sites will be located on Tverskaya Square, Nikitsky, Passion and Tver Boulevards, in Kamergersky Lane and on Profsoyuznaya Street.
20.07.2018 — 05.08.2018
Inspiration Interrnational arts festival
From July 20 to August 5, 2018 VDNKh for the fourth time will host Inspiration Interrnational arts festival. Each year its program is dedicated to one genre or one important topic of art from recognized classics to amazing experiments. This year the theme of the festival is theater.
19.05.2018 — 20.05.2018
Mousem Night 2018
On the night from Saturday to Sunday 19 and 20 May the museums of Moscow will be open from six in the evening until midnight, and in some museums guests will be allowed to stay until the morning.