You can spend a day in the Russian Museum with the paintings of Ilya Repin, Isaac Levitan, Marc Chagall, Wassily Kandinsky, Kazimir Malevich....

Ilya Repin:What a Freedom
In Saint Petersburg you’ll find about 400 museums. It’s a great adventure to search them. You’ll get to know many small museums like Bread museum, Vodka museum and many artists' home museums. And then there are big historical museums with thousands of pieces of art like The Hermitage and The Russian Museum.
I've seen many of the museums in Saint Petersburg and I like them very much.

If you have plenty of time you can spend a day in The Hermitage or in The Russian Museum
The State Russian Museum is the largest depository of Russian fine art in Saint Petersburg. It is also one of the largest museums in Russia.
Kazimir Malevitsh: Peasants.
When you watch the historical paintings you watch at the same time history through the eyes of artists. Many paintings are full of details and they give a shape for historical events, how artists imagine they have happened. You can also see how the styles change and the artist make great creative inventions how to describe the world or internal experiences.

The museum's collection consists about 400 000 exhibits. You can find the old Russian icon-paintings from 12th to 17th centuries, Russian School paintings, the Russian realistic trend and the avantgardist of early 20th century.
The names are famous: Ilya Repin, Ivan Shishkin, Isaac Levitan, Vasily Surikov, Konstantin Makovsky, Ivan Aivazovsky and later Nikolai Roerich, Pavel Kuznetsov, Wassily Kandinsky, Nathan Altman, Marc Chagall, Kazimir Malevich, Vladimir Tatlin and Alexander Rodchenko, for example.

The museum was established in 1895, upon enthronement of Nicholas II to commemorate his father, Alexander III. Its original collection was composed of artworks taken from the Hermitage Museum, Alexander Palace, and the Imperial Academy of Arts. After the Russian Revolution of 1917, many private collections were nationalized and relocated to the Russian Museum. These included Kazimir Malevich's famous Black Square.

The main building of the museum is the neoclassical Mikhailovsky Palace,  design by Carlo Rossi on Square of Arts in St Petersburg.
Grigory Miasoyedov: The Harvest Time, 1887.

Nathan Altman: Portrait of Anna Akhamtova 1914
Vasily Surikov: Taking a Snow Town, 1891.


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