The subject of the painting (other titles - "False shame", "An Unwelcome Visitor") is traditionally connected with a satirical article "Letters from the metropolitan friend to the provincial bachelor" (1848) by I.A.Goncharov. "What is dandy? Dandy caught only the easiest aspect of the ability to live: how to dress impeccably ... He will assent to dine badly for two months ... so that he could put on a pair of trousers of a specified tint ... Why the arrival of a guest always makes a scene and a confusion in the houses of these so-called aristicrats? ... It’s the fear and the false shame of being considered worse than others or the wish to show off". There is a room of a young bachelor, which serves him for a study and a bedroom. The interior items tell us about their owner. The statuette on the wardrobe, the little bust of F.List on the wall, the scattered playbills are the evidence of his love to the fine arts. But these attributes also unmask the superficialism of his likings. His clothes – a fashionable robe, oriental shoes and a cap – show his willing to look like a dandy. Splendid "Brullov-like" colouring completes the atmosphere of a "life for show". The scene reveals a subtle comic element it this everyday situation, a brilliant knowledge of human nature and the naive, guileless simplicity of the main character
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)