The Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts (Russian: Музей изобразительных искусств им. А.С. Пушкина) is largest museum in Moscow by its very interesting collection of pieces of fine arts by foreign artists.
The museum is official open in 1902 by original name Alexander III Museum. Whole collection is placed in impressive building similar to some ancient Greek temple.
The museum is open every day except Monday, 10am - 7pm
THE PUSHKIN MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS
I went to this awsome exhibiton on Friday. 22 of July. And after 2 days, 24 of July this exhibition ended. So lucky for me, I could get there, before standing in a queue about 15-20 minutes.
Ticket costs 400 RUB.
And then I started to explore everything. Fabulous dresses! Haute couture dresses, dresses that actresses worn on the Oscar and other important events. Nicole Kidman, princess Diana, Marion Cotillard, Drew Barrimore dresses. Lots of pictures of Christian Dior. Perfumes, jewelry...
There wasn't allowed to take a photos, BUT... I made some while nobody saw me ;-)
After exhibiton I bought a book about this exhibition and I went to the main exhibit free.
Monday - don't work.
Right downtown it is an older comlex of exhibitons.
The Chanel exhibition was featured in Fall 2007.
Here is a short clip of the main hall with reproductions of antiquities:
This is a fine museum located in the center of the city. It particularly has a big collection of ancient art as well as Renaissance masters, Impressionists and modern art. In contrast to Tretyakov gallery, its focus is on foreign art.
When I start to miss on products of antiquity and Renaissance, I usually go to the Pushkin museum.
The state museum of the fine arts of a name of A.S.Pushkin - one of the art assemblies of foreign art since the most ancient times up to now. It is largest in Russia. In a modern exposition are presented an extensive educational collection of plaster casts from products of antiquity, Middle Ages and Renaissance and assembly of original products of painting, a sculpture, schedules and arts and crafts.
In halls of a ground floor originals are presented mainly: works of art of Ancient Egypt, antiquity, assembly of European painting VIII-XVIII of centuries; two halls - - borrow the Italian and Greek court yard copies. On the second floor halls presented arts copies of the Ancient Greece, Rome, Middle Ages and Revival are placed. Halls of painting acquaint with art XIX-XX of centuries.
European art is the main focus of the Pushkin Museum of Fine Art though there are some Egyptian treasures in the first rooms, including a particularly good group of Fayyum portraits as well as other ancient world artifacts . Following that, room after room, atriums and galleries lead you on through a dazzling array of paintings, sculptures, drawings -and a fair number of fairly ordinary plaster casts of Roman and Renaissance works. Don't bother with the latter - there are more than enough wonderful things here to keep you occupied for hours: from old masters such as Rembrandt, Rubens, El Greco and Caravaggio to the greats of the 20th century like Kandinsky, Miro, Picasso, a couple of particularly good Van Goghs, Matisse - these and countless others are all here..
There are works here whose legitimacy of ownership is questionable; the booty of war and revolution, they have only been on show for the last few years. Currently (2005) one of the greatest of these treasures, the fabulous collection of gold from Troy, is off display.
This is an amazing museum that I enjoyed very much to visit. Many of its collections are amazing and you can see great sculptors as great painters from all different times in art history. Great Van Goghs and great Matisses along with Picassos can be seen.
By the time I visited it there was this video from Bill Viola taken place and also this huge exhibit called "RUSSIA vs ITALY", given a short view of Italy art scene in the Renaissance period. So a few Leonardos could be seen.
At the time my ticket costed 150 rubbles as i am a student.
The Pushkin Museum is one of the major art collections in Russia. The collection holds more than half a million items from different epochs. Among them there is a unique collection of plaster copies of famous works of sculpture from the Antiquity, the Middle Ages and the Ranaissanse. Museum collection also includes art works from Ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome and European art from the Middle Ages to the 20th century.
In the museum you will discover art works of great artists from Italy, Holland, Flanders, Spain, England, France and Germany. Also displayed are masterpieces by Perugino and Botticelli, Cranach and Rembrandt, Rubens and Van Dyck, Ribera and Murillo, Poussin and Watteau, Constable and David.
A world famous collection of French paintings from the 19th to the beginning of the 20th century contains major works by Monet, Renoir, Degas, Gauguin, Van Gogh, Cezanne, Matisse and Picasso from the collections of Moscow legendary art patrons Shchukin and Morozov.
Entrance fee:160 roubles.
Many exposition rooms with plaster replica's of famous Egyptian, Roman and Greec statues
On the first floor you find some rooms with paintings by Matisse, Gauguin, Van Gogh, Cezanne and Picasso.
The Pushkin has some real highlites, The Vangoh Prisoners, a fair number of Picassos, two nice Degas, an El Greco, etc.
Just skip the main floor. The plaster casts of Greek, roman, and renesance statues may be interesting for art students but it would qualify as a tourist trap for most.
The solemn ceremony of stone laying of the Museum took place on August 17, 1898 in the presence of the Emperor Nikolas II and members of the royal family. The Museum was opened on May 31, 1912 as a Museum of Fine Arts named after Emperor Alexander III under the University of Moscow. On May 31, 1923 ceased its subordination to the University. In 1932 was named The State Museum of Fine Arts, in 1937 was named in honour of Alexander Pushkin the great Russian poet.
At present the collection of the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts constitutes more then 500.000 works of art - paintings and sculptures, graphic art, decorative art, archaeological monuments and numismatic items, photography.
The State Museum of Fine Arts named after Pushkin. A greatest collection of unique pieces of art from different epochs and countries! Worth a visit, definitely. After visiting this museum, you can go to the wonderful newly restored Church of Christ the Redeemer, walk in its squares, sit on the bench among flowers, see the magnificent church and listen to the service.