Free tour of the Treatyakov Gallery on Oct 9
Meeting date&time - October 9, 11 am
Meeting place - Lavrushinskiy pereulok, 10 , in front of the entrance to the gallery
The State Tretyakov Gallery boasts of the largest collection of Russian art in the world. The old building on Lavrushinskiy Pereulok is famous for its unique collection of Russian icons. Here you can see famous and very much revered images dating back to the 11th-15th centuries, the icon of our lady of Vladimir, the Trinity icon by Andrey Rublev and many others. The world shown by mediaeval Russian artists is bright and beautiful. Famous French artist Henry Matisse after seeing an icon exhibition in Moscow said "I spent 10 years searching for what your artists already discovered in the 14th century. It is not you who need to come to us to study, but it is we who need to learn from you."
Besides that, the museum has a rich collection of Russian realistic paintings, beautiful examples of Russian impressionism and Russian Art Noveau. Portraits, landscapes, historical paintings can help you understand our culture, to solve the riddle of "the Russian mysterious soul".
Tour duration: 2-2½ hours
The tour is free, museum admission ( 450 Rub) has to be paid on spot.
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