Tretyakov Picture Gallery
The National Museum of Russian Fine Art, or, the State Tretyakov Gallery is a real treasury of Russian Fine Art and is one of the biggest museums in the world. We want you to join our tour of the Tretyakov Picture Gallery to see all the masterpieces painted by outstanding artists who gave invaluable input to Russian culture. The Art Gallery has beautiful collections of artworks dedicated solely to Russian art. There, you can see the works of all schools of Russian paintings covering a period from the 10th to 20th centuries. Moreover, it is the first public museum that appeared in Russia.
Our knowledgeable guide will help make your tour most enjoyable and show you how artists’ canvases differ through the centuries. The gallery could be compared with the British Museum or the Louvre in Paris, according to its historic and cultures value. Situated in a beautiful setting, you cannot afford to miss this gallery if you are visiting or intend to visit Moscow.
The gallery was owned by Pavel Tretyakov – a rich Moscow merchant and textile mill owner = who was very fond of the arts and started collecting art works during the 1850s. His first purchase consisted only of two pictures, but over the course forty years, he collected numerous works of Russian artists. Ultimately, they became known, today, as The National Museum of Russian Fine Art, or, the State Tretyakov Gallery.
The gallery building façade is in a form of Russian terem (Eng. Tower - chamber). The designer was well-known artist V.Vasnetsov. The lovely view becomes visible when you go on tour of the Tretyakov gallery. The doors of the museum are open for everyone who wishes to see its huge exhibition covering the early Middle-ages to the present time. Here all tastes are likely to be satisfied. Perhaps, you might be interested in old painting styles and would like to see icons made by Andrey Rublev? Or the historic part of the gallery can show you its exhibitions of icons from the 12th to the 17th centuries. There is also an opportunity to see the best canvases of Rokotov, Brullov, Ivanov, Levitan and Shishkin for those interested in 18th and 19th century artists. This great collection of contemporary painters is really impressive.
The duration of the tour – 1,5 hours.