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Hermitage History.part 8

The Hermitage picture gallery of Flemish painters of the XVII century is very vast and of the highest quality. The collection of paintings by Rubens, who headed that school of art, amounts to 42 pictures being one of the largest in the World. Creations of y Rubens (1577-1640) Whose name ranks among the first not only in Flemishart but also among the greatest artists of the Whole world, is full  [ Read More ]

Hermitage History.part 7

Netherlandish painting of the XV century, which shared with that of Italy the leading part in the development of European art, is here represented by three works: the “Madonna with the Child” (plate 27), belonging to the very beginning of the century, is a work of the painter known under the conventional name of the “Master of the Flemalle Altarpiece”, who was probably the teacher of Rogier van der Weyden.  [ Read More ]

Hermitage History.part 6

The Hermitage collection of Spanish art is one of the largest beyond the borders of Spain. It comprises the Works of 4O artists, among them all the most eminent painters of the period when Spanish art achieved its climax in the XVII century. Of the few Works of the XVI century,  the 1st place owns by the “Apostles Peter and Paul” (plate 20) by Domenico Theotokopuli (1541-1614) called El- Greco (i.  [ Read More ]

Hermitage History.part 5

The Hermitage possesses a number of excellent works of Venetian painters of the XVI century. The great masters of the Venetian School turned colour into a powerful and pliant means of expressing the emotional contents of a picture. “Judith” (plalc 8), one of the few doubtless pictures by Giorgione (about 1478-1510), a gem of the collection, may serve an example of it. The greatest master of the Venetian School is  [ Read More ]

Hermitage History.part 4

Mid-twentieth century collaboration of that Hermitage with other museums of the Soviet Union, widely developed resulting, in fact, in joined organization of large temporary exhibitions in Moscow and Leningrad (The St. – Petersburg.) . Travelling exhibitions constituted of some reserve funds of the museum were demonstrated in a number of cities of the Russia. Connections of the Hermitage with foreign museums are steadily consolidating and growing, both with respect to  [ Read More ]

Hermitage History.part 3

Hundreds of thousands of remarkable objects of art, and monuments of the history of culture added to the Hermitage collections during the Soviet period, not only supplemented and enlarged the old funds but provided for the possibility of creating new departments, devoted to the culture of primitive society, as well as to the history of culture and art of both Soviet and foreign countries of the East, and to the  [ Read More ]

Hermitage History.part 2

ln the first hall of the XIX century tlle most imnportant acquisitions were: empress Josephine’s gallery from hor Malmaison Castle near Paris (1815), severseveal collections olf Spanish pictures among them one oone of banker Goesvelt of Amsterdam (1815), the gallery of the Palazzo Barbarigo in Venice (1850), wherefrom come all the works by Titian, treasured in the Hermitage; also a number of pictures bought from the collection of king William  [ Read More ]

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