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Walking in the Hermitage – part 1

Hermitage, St. Petersburg
Part 1. Walking in the Hermitage, St. Petersburg

Walking in the Hermitage – part 1.
Five buildings connected to each other at the Palace Embankment, the Hermitage Museum, are:
* The Winter Palace (1754 – 1762, architect B. Rastrelli)
* Small Hermitage (1764 – 1775, architects JB Vallin de la Mothe, J. Velten, VP Stasov). The complex consists of the Small Hermitage North and South halls, and the famous Hanging Garden
* Large Hermitage (1771 – 1787, architect YM Felten)
* New Hermitage (1842 – 1851, architect Leo von Klenze, VP Stasov, N. Efimov)
* Hermitage Theater (1783 – 1787, architect G. Quarenghi)

Walking in the Hermitage
View from the Neva to the complex of buildings of the State Hermitage Museum

View from the Neva to the complex of buildings of the State Hermitage Museum: Hermitage Theater left – Large (Old) Hermitage – Small Hermitage – Winter Palace, (New Hermitage is located behind the Great)

Hall of Majolica

The motives of New Hermitage Museum – Renaissance art. Here are two masterpieces of the Hermitage – “Madonna Conestabile” (1504) by Raphael and “The Holy Family” (1505-1506). The exhibition includes works by Italian masters of XV-XVI centuries, including students of Raphael – sculptural group “Dead Boy on a Dolphin” attributed to L. Lorenzetti, cardboard trellis “Procession of the bulls and elephants” created by J. Romano. In the hall there’s majolica, trellis “Apollo and the signs of the zodiac”, and decorative furniture.

The Conestabile Madonna is a small, probably unfinished painting by the Italian Renaissance artist Raphael. It was the last work painted by Raphael in Umbria before moving to Florence. It was acquired by Alexander II of Russia in 1871. The Tsar presented it to his consort, Maria Alexandrovna. Since then, the painting has been on exhibit in the Hermitage Museum of St. Petersburg.

One of the most beautiful interiors of the New Hermitage – Gallery of the History of Ancient Painting was opened after restoration on December 7, 2005. Interior Gallery, conceived by the architect Leo von Klenze as a prelude to the gallery of the Imperial Museum, recalls the traditions of ancient art, history and products, known only by the description of the ancient authors. Mounted in the wall paintings of scenes taken from the literature and myths, made by the German artist G. Hiltensperger in imitation of the ancient technique of encaustic – encaustic on brass boards.

Antonio Canova (1 November 1757 – 13 October 1822), Italian sculptor from the Republic of Venice who became famous for his marble sculptures that delicately rendered nude flesh

Collection of antiquities in the Hermitage has over 106.000 monuments of culture and art of ancient Greece, ancient Italy and Rome, ancient colonies of the North Black Sea coast. The earliest of them date back to the III century BC, the latest date from the IV. BC

This large exhibition hall was designed by the chief architect of the State Hermitage A.V. Sivkov in the place of the main buffet room of the Winter Palace in 1940, is now in the hall of an exhibition dedicated to the art and culture of ancient Egypt.

Two rows of monolithic columns of Serdobol granite divide it into three parts. Capitals of the columns, floors and walls are covered with paintings, motifs which date back to the decor of antique vases. The floor is made of stone mosaics at the Peterhof Lapidary Works, in imitation of the ancient tradition.

Twenty column Hall of the New Hermitage was designed by Leo von Klenze for an exhibition of Etruscan vases presented in the cabinet of birch wood inlaid with amaranth. In the hall there is a collection of Ancient Italy of late IX – II century. BC

Walking in the Hermitage

View from the Neva to the complex of buildings of the State Hermitage Museum
View from the Neva to the complex of buildings of the State Hermitage Museum
View from the Neva to the complex of buildings of the State Hermitage Museum
Panoramic View from the Neva to the complex of buildings of the State Hermitage Museum
State Hermitage Museum
State Hermitage Museum
Transition over the Winter Canal and Hermitage Bridge
Transition over the Winter Canal and Hermitage Bridge
Impressive photo of a statue against the full moon
Impressive photo of a statue against the full moon
Hall of Majolica
Hall of Majolica
Halls of Hermitage
Halls of Hermitage
Exhibits in the Hermitage
Exhibits in the Hermitage
Majolica
Majolica
Majolica
Majolica
The Conestabile Madonna
The Conestabile Madonna is a small (and probably unfinished) painting by the Italian Renaissance artist Raphael. It was the last work painted by Raphael in Umbria before moving to Florence. It was acquired by Alexander II of Russia in 1871. The Tsar presented it to his consort, Maria Alexandrovna. Since then, the painting has been on exhibit in the Hermitage Museum of St. Petersburg.
Beautiful Majolica hall
Beautiful Majolica hall
Crouching Boy (1520-1530) Michelangelo, the only real work of genius sculptor in Russia
Crouching Boy (1520-1530) Michelangelo, the only real work of genius sculptor in Russia
Detail of interior
Detail of interior. Hall of Majolica
A Dead Boy on a Dolphin by Raphael's disciple Lorenzo Lorenzetti (1490-1541) at the Majolica Room in the Hermitage
A Dead Boy on a Dolphin by Raphael’s disciple Lorenzo Lorenzetti (1490-1541) at the Majolica Room in the Hermitage
Edward P. Gau. halls of the New Hermitage. Hall of cameos, Hermitage
Edward P. Gau. halls of the New Hermitage. Hall of cameos, Hermitage
The Madonna with Beardless St. Joseph is an early painting by Raphael, produced in 1506, now at the Hermitage Museum
The Madonna with Beardless St. Joseph is an early painting by Raphael, produced in 1506, now at the Hermitage Museum
Conestabile Madonna
Conestabile Madonna (1504) by Raphael
Plate. Abduction of Helen Nicola da Urbino
Plate. Abduction of Helen Nicola da Urbino
Stunning decorative plate, majolica
Stunning decorative plate, majolica
Stunning decorative plate, majolica
Stunning decorative plate, majolica
Gallery of the History of Ancient Painting
Gallery of the History of Ancient Painting
Gallery of the History of Ancient Painting
History of Ancient Painting
Gallery of the History of Ancient Painting
Ancient Painting history
Gallery of the History of Ancient Painting
Ancient Painting gallery
Sculpture
Sculpture
Beautiful sculpture in the halls
Beautiful sculpture in the halls
The Three Graces, Hermitage
The Three Graces, Hermitage
Ceiling
Ceiling
Beautiful sculpture in the halls
Beautiful sculpture in the halls
Ceiling
Exquisite interior
Ceiling
Gorgeous Ceiling
Dancer. Antonio Canova
Dancer. Antonio Canova
Kiss of Cupid and Psiche. Antonio Canova
Kiss of Cupid and Psiche. Antonio Canova
pygmalion and galatea
pygmalion and galatea
Ceiling
Fragments of Ceiling
Maria Magdalina. Antonio Canova
Maria Magdalina. Antonio Canova
Bust of Peter I
Bust of Peter I
An extensive exhibition of antiquities is in the halls on the first floor of the New Hermitage
An extensive exhibition of antiquities is in the halls on the first floor of the New Hermitage
Ukhtomsky Konstantin Andreevich. halls of the New Hermitage. Cabinet of Egyptian sculpture
K.A. Ukhtomsky. halls of the New Hermitage. Cabinet of Egyptian sculpture
Hall of Ancient Egypt
Hall of Ancient Egypt
Hall of Ancient Egypt
Ancient Egypt
Hall of Ancient Egypt
The view of Hall of Ancient Egypt
Hall of Ancient Egypt
Exhibits in the Hall of Ancient Egypt
Hall of Ancient Egypt
Vase. Hall of Ancient Egypt
Vase. Hall of Ancient Egypt
Vase. Hall of Ancient Egypt
Hall of Ancient Egypt
Details of interior in the Hall of Ancient Egypt
Hall of Ancient Egypt
Corner of the Hall of Ancient Egypt
Hall of Twenty Columns
Twenty Columns hall
Twenty Columns hall
Twenty Columns hall
Interior decor in the Twenty Columns hall
Interior decor in the Twenty Columns hall
Interior decor in the Twenty Columns hall
Decor in the Twenty Columns hall
Two rows of monolithic columns of Serdobol granite
Two rows of monolithic columns of Serdobol granite
designed by Leo von Klenze
designed by Leo von Klenze

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