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Tretyakov Gallery

Excursion to the Tretyakov Gallery for foreigners

An excursion to the Tretyakov Gallery for foreigners is an opportunity to see one of the best museums of fine arts in Russia. More than 180 thousand exhibits are stored there, including paintings, frescoes and mosaics. We offer you excursions to the Tretyakov Gallery for foreigners, during which the best guides of Moscow will conduct a tour of the museum in any language of the world.

It is better to visit any museum with a guide – he will tell you at what time the artist lived and worked, what influenced his work, who inspired him. Each picture is an amazing story that you may not know without the services of a guide. And there are so many paintings in the gallery that it is simply impossible to figure out all this splendor on your own.

The Tretyakov Gallery is a collection of the main masterpieces of Russian art from the 11th to the 20th century. From the pictures you can literally study the history of Russia! For example, the painting by Vasily Surikov “Boyar Morozova” tells about the times of the church schism. Another historical painting by the same artist – “Morning of the Streltsy Execution” is dedicated to the plot of another time. The painting reflects the events of the late 17th century, a difficult era for the Russian state. Then Princess Sophia organized a streltsy revolt against her brother Peter I, which was brutally suppressed. “Ivan the Terrible and his son Ivan” by Ilya Repin, “Portrait of Pushkin” by Orest Kiprensky, “I.V. Stalin and K.E. Voroshilov in the Kremlin” by Alexander Gerasimov is just a small list of famous paintings of the Tretyakov Gallery on a historical theme.

Tretyakov gallery for foreigners

In the museum you can get acquainted not only with the history of Russia, but also see paintings dedicated to folk art. For example, the painting “Heroes” by Viktor Vasnetsov, on which the artist worked for almost 20 years. The canvas depicts Alyosha Popovich, Dobrynya Nikitich and Ilya Muromets. They sit on mighty heroic horses and vigilantly guard their beloved Rus’.

Another picture of Vasnetsov on folklore motifs, beloved by foreigners – “Alyonushka”. The prototype of the girl in the picture was a stranger from Akhtyrka, whom the artist caught a glimpse of. “There was so much longing, loneliness and purely Russian sadness in her eyes … Some kind of special Russian spirit emanated from her,” he said later. Here is his, Vasnetsovskaya Alyonushka looks at us from the picture with such sadness that it is impossible to look away. By the way, the picture is considered one of the best works of the Russian school. The Swan Princess by Mikhail Vrubel, and Ivan Tsarevich on the Gray Wolf by Viktor Vasnetsov, and many other paintings are striking in their beauty.

An excursion to the Tretyakov Gallery for foreigners is also an opportunity to see Russian landscapes performed by the best artists. For example, “Morning in a Pine Forest” by Ivan Shishkin and Konstantin Savitsky. A reproduction of this painting is used to decorate everyone’s favorite sweets “Clumsy Bear”. Another famous artist whose work can be seen is Arkhip Kuindzhi. In the museum you can see his “Ukrainian Night”, “North”, “Daryal Gorge” and other works. “The Black Sea” by Ivan Aivazovsky, “The Quiet Abode” by Isaac Levitan, “The Rooks Have Arrived” by Alexei Savrasov and many more paintings by the most famous Russian landscape and marine painters are waiting for you at the exhibition.

Biblical motifs were not forgotten by the Russian school either. In the gallery you can see the best paintings of real masters of the brush. “What is truth?” Nikolai Ge, “The Appearance of Christ to the People” by Alexander Ivanov, “The Vision of the Young Bartholomew” by Mikhail Nesterov are just a few works from the huge collection of the museum. To make your acquaintance with Russian artists interesting and informative, we invite you on a tour of the Tretyakov Gallery for foreign tourists.


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