PRIVATE COLLECTION IN RUSSIA OF THE XVIII CENTURY
The first Russian collectors of the European type. Natural collecting activities, of course, existed in Russia long before the onset of the eighteenth century. But Peter's reforms in the field…

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Top 10 - best love poems
Love lyrics are the basis of creativity of many Russian poets. And this is not surprising, because love itself is multifaceted. She can give joy and pleasure, but at the…

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MASTERPIECES PASTELS FROM THE TRETYAKOV GALLERY

The collection of the State Tretyakov Gallery holds about 800 pastels, some were purchased by PMTretyakov.
Pastels must be kept under glass. She is very vulnerable: she is able to crumble from a concussion, all kinds of travel are dangerous to her, she is affected by the action of direct sunlight, temperature drops, excessive dryness or humidity. Constant concern for the safety of “loose” pastel works does not allow them to be often and continuously exhibited. To see them in the halls of the museum is a rare and significant event. Continue reading

COLLECTIONS P.M. TRETYAKOVA

Mikhail Zakharovich Tretyakov, the father of the Tretyakov brothers, the founders of the Tretyakov Gallery, came from a poor merchant family. In his spiritual testament, shortly before his death, he wrote: “Since the image of the trade in my sons is known to me, I hope that they will follow all my rules that I tried to inspire in them.” His sons elder Pavel (1832-1898) and the younger Sergey (1834-1892) continued the work of his father. From the various trade in the shops (linen, bread, firewood) in the Old Gostiny Dvor they very soon turned to serious entrepreneurship.
Since 1860, the Tretyakovs owned a shop that was located in Moscow in Kitaygorodsky district opposite the Stock Exchange on Ilyinka Street – “a wide shiny street of capitalists and bankers”, where they sold both Russian and foreign goods, mainly fabrics. Since the mid 1860s. they owned the Novo-Kostroma Linen Manufacture. And by the end of the nineteenth century, they occupied one of the first places in Russia among manufacturers. Continue reading

MONUMENTAL PAINTING
The term "fresco" is understood to be a letter on the raw limestone base by paints diluted with water or paints having a lime binder (lime mortar, lime water). The…

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ART OF ENAMEL
The history of artistic enameling, as well as the art of jewelry, has a history of more than three thousand years. When and where was the enameling performed for the…

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