This unique exhibition project is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Karelia.
The exhibition presents 48 works by the magnificent constellation of Russian art masters: F. Rokotov, V. Borovikovsky, D. Levitsky, K. Bryullov, O. Kiprensky, A. Venetsianov, V. Tropinin, A. Ivanov, S. Shchedrin and others. It will enable the viewers to trace the history of the formation and development of Russian national school of painting for a whole century, in all the variety of its personalities and genres.
The portraits created by unsurpassed painters will show members of the Romanov dynasty, such as Grand Duke Peter Fedorovich (future Emperor Peter III), daughters of Emperor Paul I - Grand Duchesses Helena and Alexandra, as well as celebrated personalities of that time: Admiral A. Orlov-Chesmensky, the royal minion of Catherine II A. Dmitriev-Mamonov, the President of the Russian Academy of Sciences A. Shishkov, and an outstanding church leader M. Desnitsky.
The exhibition also includes many chamber portraits, depicting the models in intimate settings, with an emphasis on everyday life and psychological perception of the characters. The works by K. Bryullov, the genius of Russian art, convey the models’ inner world and the secret life of their hearts with unequalled soulfulness. Two portraits by K. Bryullov presented at the exhibition show the painter’s extraordinary talent and brilliant artistic skill.
The distinguished works by F. Alekseev and M. Vorobyov are devoted to two Russian capitals, ancient Moscow and new St. Petersburg, while the paintings by S. Shchedrin, A. Ivanov, N. Chernetsov and V. Rayev immerse the viewer in the special romantic atmosphere of the Italian cities of Rome, Florence and Naples.
The guests of the exhibition will undoubtedly enjoy seeing the works by the magnificent masters of “the golden age of painting” in Russian art, 1750-1855.
Every Wednesday you can visit for free the permanent exhibition "The Art of the Twentieth Century" in the New Tretyakov (Krymsky Val, 10).
Please note the opening times for the Tretyakov Gallery over the holidays.
June 9 (Saturday), 10 (Sunday) and 12 (Tuesday) - the exhibitions are open for visitors as usual.
June 11 (Monday) - the exhibitions are open for visitors from 10.00 till 18.00 (last admission until 17.00).
June 9 (Saturday) and 10 (Sunday) - the exhibitions are open for visitors as usual.
June 11 (Monday) and 12 (Tuesday) - the exhibitions are closed.
Congratulations on the upcoming holidays and we are waiting in the halls of the Tretyakov Gallery!
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