State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

For most Westerners, Russian art is something of a closed book up until the 20th century and the appearance of giants such as Kandinsky, Chagall and Malevich. The Tretyakov gives you the chance to discover the rich tradition from which these great artists sprang onto the world stage. This gallery is named after its founder Peter Tretyakov. He began to collect Russian paintings in 1856. He wanted these paintings to be seen by people. This gallery and collections of paintings were nationalized in 1918. The gallery has got many halls. One of them is devoted to the great Russian painters of the 18th and 19th centuries. We can see pictures by such painters as Serov, Repin, Ivanov, Levitan and others. The painting "Trinity" by Andrey Rublev reflects the life and soul of the Russian people. The first works in Tretyakov's collection were the paintings of the "Peredvizniki". The collector bought paintings "Morning in a Pine Wood" by Shishkin and "Ivan Tsarevich on the Grey Wolf" by Vasnetsov. The gallery has 62 rooms and 100,000 works charting the development of Russian painting from the 10th to the end of the 19th Century.

Artists represented in that museum

Fine-arts in that museum

  • Versailles
  • Lilies
  • The Valley in Umbria
  • The Year 1918 in Petrograd (Our Lady of Petrograd)
  • A Girl With A Red Pole
  • Toilet casket
  • Landscape near Kiev
  • The nonstop Station. Kuntsevo