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
28.09.2017 — 14.01.2018
Someone 1917 exhibition
The New Tretyakov Gallery presents a new exhibition devoted to 100 year anniversary of the Russian Revolution. At the exhibition you’ll see 1917 year through the eyes of the Russian artists including Grigoriev, Kustodiev, Nesterov, Petrov-Vodkin, Kandinsky, Malevich and others.
19.09.2017 — 18.01.2018
The 7th Moscow International Biennale of Contemporary Art
The 7th Moscow International Biennale of Contemporary Art has recently opened in Moscow.The main project of the Biennale will take place in New Tretyakov Gallery on Krymsky Val and will last for four months for the first time in the history of the Moscow Biennale.
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:
23.09.2017 — 27.09.2017
Circle of light 2017
Did you know that last year the Circle of light festival was included in the Guinness Book of Records? This annual event features multimedia and musical shows, light and laser installations, audio-visual performances and more. This is a unique project that allows everyone to reveal the familiar face of Moscow in a new light. The admission is free.
22.09.2017 — 08.10.2017
Golden Autumn Festival 2017
Welcome to Golden Autumn Festival! Try delicious food from various regions of Russia, participate in cooking master classes, watch culinary shows and concerts and enjoy the beautiful decoration of Moscow streets and squares.
09.09.2017 — 10.09.2017
Theater events during Moscow City Day
If you love theatre you’ll surely find lots of interesting events during Moscow City Day Celebrations. Gorky Park will host the festival of street theatres from France, Italy and Spain while the Hermitage Garden on will surprise the visitors with a 12 hours open-air theater marathon.
01.09.2017 — 10.09.2017
Moscow anniversary festival 2017
Did you know that in 2017 Moscow celebrates is 870th anniversary? We invite you to join a festival from September 1 – 10 devoted to this glorious event and enjoy various concerts, performances, competitions, master classes and interactive games. The main events will be held on Tverskaya and Arbat streets, on Manezhnaya, Tverskaya and on the Revolution Squares.
26.08.2017 — 03.09.2017
Spasskaya Tower 2017 International Military Music Festival
"Spasskaya Tower" International Military Music Festival will traditionally take place on Red Square at the end of summer season. This year the festival will be held for the tenth time. The event is rightfully considered the largest international cultural project in Russia.
20.07.2017 — 06.08.2017
Moscow summer. Flower jam festival 2017
"Moscow summer. Flower Jam " festival gives an excellent opportunity to spend a weekend in the fresh air. The sweet tooth will enjoy confectionery shows, master classes and competitions. The best landscape architects, designers and florists of Russia and other countries will turn Moscow into a "City of Flowers"