The semicircular top of the frame, the black blouse of the artist and his trimmed beard in the Spanish manner remind us of the Old Masters, for example the Flemish painter Anthony Van Dyck (1599–1641). The red-black colour scheme of the work emphasizes the paleness of the artist’s face, which is full of inner fire. His hair is like the tongues of a flame. The arm limp at his side and the haggard face demonstratively contradict the energetic brushwork. Briullov depicts himself at the same time as having lost his illusion of being a "son of the age" and as the "elect of the gods"
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)