Tretyakov Gallery is absolutely unmissible! Definitely the top attraction of my district Zamoskborechie,
I went there immediately at my first afternoon in Moscow.
I was aware I was about to visit the world´s largest collection of russian art , but this place impressed me so much.
Even knowing that the founder Pavel Tretyakov was a wealthy merchant , difficult to believe he was able to accumulate so many art treasures!
The building has a striking façade. Once inside , you will descend to the basement ticket office and then visit the 62 rooms in 2 floors. The ambient was very pleasant.
I followed the cronologic order and chased all the main works , described in my guide book. They were well signalized with a symbol of clapping hands just beside the name ,
But my great surprise was at room 48 : a wall with 7 paintings of my favourite artist : MARTIROS SARIAN. One of his paintings exposed there I got in my house!
And when I thought I had reached the end , I faced a breathtaking exposition of sacred arts.
Have you heard of Valentin Serov?
I guess not, unless you are a very wealthy art dealer – a not so well-to-do art dealer won’t afford it, the painter was not only talented but quite successful, too; a rare case among his colleagues, they mostly dies of tuberculosis or drank themselves to death. Serov, too, died fairly young of a heart attack, though. See, he lookes very tired already...
He was one of the premier portrait artists of his era. It’s thanks to him that we have a very good image of the singer Feodor Shalyapin, writer Anton Chekhov, his own painter collegue Isaac Levitan.
This was a jubilee exhibition – he was born January 1865.
P.S. Just read the news:
about 440 000 already visited, others stand in line in - 10 C, wind and snow, ready to literally storm the museum! Firefighters come to their rescue with hot tea and coffee.
Unfortunately, it was forbidden to take photos, see pictures at Serov
The next one - marinist Aivazovsky - follow the news!
The State Tretyakov Gallery (Russian: Государственная Третьяковская Галерея, read: Gosudarstvennaya Tretyâkovskaya Galerey) is famous art gallery in Moscow. It is a best place to learn about and admire of Russian fine art.
This is a fine reason why it is always good to have a tour guide. Thanks to our Russian host and friend of organization Jelena, my friends and I have a private tour trough gallery. I have very good time here (much better then in Hermitage in Saint Petersburg without guide)! I learn so much about Russian art and see priceless master peace.
They allow as a discount like for local people, so we pay only 198 r.ruble and with ISIC is 350 r.ruble. Very good day!
The State Tretyakov Gallery is the national treasury of Russian fine art and one of the greatest museums in the world.
It is located in one of the oldest directs of Moscow - Zamoskvorechye, not far from the Kremlin.
The Gallery's collection consists entirely of Russian art and artists who have made contribution to the history of Russian art or been closely connected with it. This is how it was conceived by its founder, the Moscow merchant and industrialist Pavel Mikhailovich Tretyakov (1832-1898) and how it has remained to this day.
The date of its foundation is usually taken to be 1856 when the young Tretyakov first acquired works by Russian artists of his day with the aim of creating collection, which might later grow into museum of national art.
Admission 250 rubles ($8), 150 rubles students and children over 7.
Audioguide 250 rubles
Credit Cards Not accepted, but there is an ATM
If U're an art lover stop by the Tetriakovskaya galleria and U'll be amazed by the paintings U'll find here. I was there a complete day and was almost shocked by the art of the ancient russian masters. I love specially the painting "The 3 heroes" with the 3 medieval heroes with theirs horses standing in the field and staring to the horizon looking for the troops.
Wonderful large hall across the river from the old gallery with modern art of the 20th century which encompasses all the soviet period.
Great collection of Soviet realism on the 4th floor , Malevich's Black Square and Tatlin's Tower are all here!
This is one of the two main art museums in the city dedicated primarily to Russian art. You should come here not only to marvel at artistry but also learn Russian history from the art. In addition to paintings there is also a museum of religious iconography.
There are guides available in all major languages.
Moskow has many places of interest from ancient times. There are many temples. Some of them are the Cathedral of St.Basil the Blassed and the Cathedral of Christ the Redemeer. They are very beautiful as you see. If you decided to go to Moskow you can't miss it!!! Have a look,please.
I've been there twice, many ''oeuvres d'arts''. Vous serez s?duit par la beaut?e de ce mus?e.
You must see the giant piece, in front of it.... a red 2 places bench. Take some minutes to sit there and enjoy what's in front you...fantastic....
Like many ''tourist attractions'' in Russia, there is a price for tourists and a price for residents. If you have the chance to visit these places with Russian friends, they can try to buy tickets for you, but it's not working every time ;-)))
The State Tretyakov Gallery is home to the world's largest collection of Russian icons and pre-revolution Russian art, with a particular area of focus being 19th century Russia art of the peredvizhniki - or "wanderers" who painted a lot about Russian folklore, and rural life. The connection with the peredvizhniki does not stop there - the Tretyakov brothers (Pavel and Sergey) were industrialists, with Pavel being a patron of the peredvizhniki. In 1892 the collection was handed over to the City of Moscow.
There is controversy in that the collection of icons was mainly assembled by confiscations from churches during the Soviet era - and unsurprisingly the churches want their icons back.
There is now so much to see - with an estimated 100,000 items in the collection - this is over fifty times larger than the collection handed over by the brothers - that you may struggle to see everything, unless you skim through certain rooms.
Housed in a charming building, with the restored Church of St Nicholas within the grounds, the State Tretyakov Gallery is an absolute treasure house of Russian art. Covering the work of several centuries, from mediaeval icons that leave you awed with their serene beauty to work completed in the years immediately before the Revolution, the gallery has some truly magnificent works. The impact is increased by the vast majority of them being unknown outside Russia. Enormous set pieces picturing dramatic moments in Russia's history (the powerful painting of Ivan the Terrible and his murdered son is one to look for), to exquisitely painted scenes of Russian life ( a fantastic image of a country religious procession, and a jewel of a little picture of two peasant women could have seen me turn art thief), wonderful portraits of both famous and unknown Russians and a truly incomparable collection of icons lure you on through room after room
You could return to this gallery again and again and find something new to delight or move you - there is far to much to absorb in a single visit.
For all you art lovers out there, this is the place to see it all! Russian sculpture and paintings! This was one of the best days of my life because I got to spend the whole day in Moscow with two of my best friends, Maksim and Oleg. They are the best tour guides ever.