In their memoirs Tropinin’s contemporaries describe his comfortable life in Moscow where he lived in a small apartment on Lenivka Street where he lived for more than thirty years. Here the seventy year old artist paints a self-portrait, which combines a particular simplicity in the pose of the painter with the majestic panorama of the Kremlin in the background. Tropinin portrays himself against the light, which is one of the favourite tricks romantic portrait artists. However, the highlights playing on one side of his face do not give him a sense of mysterious gravitas – on the contrary his features typify gentility, kindness and benevolence. The romantic pathos of the portrait is not Tropinin’s usual style and is more representative of the passing fashion for this type of portraiture at this time. A copy of the portrait (1844) can be found in the Tropinin Museum
December 30, 2017 (Saturday) - the exhibitions are open for visitors as usual.
December 31, 2017 (Sunday) - the exhibitions are open for visitors:
- The Tretyakov Gallery in Lavrushinsky Lane (Main Building and Engineering Building) and the New Tretyakov - until 18.00 (last admission until 17.00).
- Apollinary Vasnetsov Memorial Flat and Victor Vasnetsov Museum - until 17.00 (last admission until 16.00).
January 1, 2018 (Monday) - exhibitions are closed for visiting.
The Tretyakov Gallery in Lavrushinsky Lane (Main Building and Engineering Building) and the New Tretyakov are open for visits from January 2 to 7, working hours as usual. January 8 - day off.
Apollinary Vasnetsov Memorial Flat and Victor Vasnetsov Museum are open for visits from January 3 to 7 as usual, on January 8 and 9 - day off.
Congratulations on the upcoming holidays and we are waiting in the halls of the Tretyakov Gallery!
(with valid ID)