This work can be considered a precursor for early Russian romanticism. The painter uses a large scale format to give the maximum impression of grandeur. The subject is looking decisively ahead and his face is highlighted with a play of shadows and light. His cloak is wrapped artistically around him and he holds his brushes and palette. The scenic view outside the window and his pose is all intended to suggest that this is a special, supreme being – an artist who has been chosen by destiny. The window is one of the most loved morifs of the epoch, symbolizing the fine line between reality and the unattainable ideal – here represented with a panorama of blue mountains
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)