Tuesday, January 18, 2022

ЭрмитажExcursion to The State Hermitage museum starts from Palace square and leads to staterooms of Winter Palace. You will admire the richest collection of ancient and early medieval items, works of art from Ancient Greece and Rome, fabulous treasures of oriental culture and wonderful European art.

The State Hermitage museum is one of the largest museums in the world. In 1764 Catherine the Great bought the collection of art works which were the foundation for the museum.   From 1852 The Hermitage museum was opened for public.

HermitageThe collection of Hermitage includes about three million works of art and artifacts of world culture.  It is very numerous and uses five buildings for exhibitions: the Winter Palace, Small, Old (Great), New Hermitages and the Hermitage Theatre. It will take 15 years to see all pieces of art in the Hermitage museum on conditions that you spend 1 minute for 1 object and visit Hermitage seven days a week. 

HermitageIn the permanent collection paintings of well-known masters are exhibited. The museum holds such master pieces as Madonna Litta by Leonardo da Vinci, Judith by Giorgione, Danae by Titian, The Apostles Peter and Paul by El Greco, The Luncheon by Diego Velazquez, The Return of the Prodigal Son by Rembrandt, Portrait Lady in Blue by Thomas Gainsborough. The Hermitage collection provides a good overview of European masters of 20 century. Works of the highest quality painted by Matisse, Renoir, Monet, Manet, Cezanne, Gauguin, van Gogh and Picasso can be seen on display.

Besides painting the Hermitage museum exhibits splendid collection of graphic works, sculptures and works of applied art, archaeological finds and numismatic material.


Now the Hermitage holds the project on art of 20th – 21st centuries. The museum collects, exhibits and studies contemporary artists.






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