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
16.03.2019 — 18.08.2019
Ilya Repin exhibition
All art admirers are welcome to the New Tretyakov Gallery to see a large-scale exhibition of works by Ilya Repin. He was the most renowned Russian realist artist of the 19th century.Please be aware that tickets for the exhibition can only be bought in advance and are not sold on the day of the visit at the box office.
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.
Archive Of Moscow Events:
18.05.2019 — 19.05.2019
Moscow Museums Night 2019
In 2019 in Moscow Museums Night will be held on May 18. Hundreds of urban cultural spaces will be open until midnight, and some until morning. Many galleries and museums have prepared special programs with free guided tours, concerts and master classes. 2019 year in Russia has been declared as the Year of the Theater, therefore many events will be devoted to the history of the theater.
18.01.2019 — 23.02.2019
Primeval Russia Photo Exhibition
One of the most interesting photo festivals opened its doors to the visitors of all ages in CHA (Tsentralny Dom Hudozhnika). The exhibition uniting more than 500 works is devoted to Russian nature. The project “Primeval Russia” was organized by the enthusiastic photographers, documentary directors, cameramen, travelers and scientists. These talented people wanted not only to share the most fascinating views of our country and reveal some interesting facts about wild animals but also to draw visitors' attention to the main theme - relationships between man and nature.
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.
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.
06.10.2018 — 17.02.2019
Arkhip Kuindzhi exhibition
More than 180 Kuindzhi's works from the collections of the Tretyakov Gallery, State Russian Museum and several regional museums are on display in the Engineering Building of the Tretyakov Gallery.
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.