If you have been following my blog you would know by now that I love museums! If I could live in one, I would! To be surrounded by beautiful art every day would be my idea of Utopia. One of the best museums in Moscow is the Tretyakov museums. www.tretyakovgallery.ru They have the finest Russian art collections in the world. A lot of the Russian artists are not known all over the world primarily because most the artworks were kept within the country. Only a handful of Russian artists’ work were able to travel. Names like Kadinsky we know of because we have seen and heard them.
Nix in front of McDonald's Russia! We did not eat though as were still full from lunch.
This is how they spell McDo!
We had a nice stroll to the museum admiring various architectural styles.
Birds on the shrubs! Spring is starting.
A drawing signaling we are at the Museum.
This is the Tretyakov Museum
However there is a whole gamut of amazing artists that I have yet to discover. The museum’s founder is Pavel Tretyakov. He is a very rich merchant and industrialist that collected art, but his main intention was to share it to the world and he was quoted in saying that “these pictures must belong to the people”. I for one was completely mesmerized.
The interiors! Beautiful chandeliers.
Happy to see lots of kids there!
What created an impression to me were the artists Mikhail Vrubel whose brush technique and style left tingles in my spine. There was this enigmatic symbolism in his work that I could not remove from my mind. I also fell in love with the painting of Philip Malyavin called the Whirlwind. I think this will be the start of my Holiday collection based on these two artists. At the moment, my mind is so full! I cannot wait to see how this will be transformed into a collection!
Spotted the Whilrwind and I was transfixed!
Bought the post card to show you the detail, I love the colors and the emotion this conveys. This was done is 1905.
I can imagine why YSL's greatest collection ever was his Russian Collection! It is really so inspiring! I love how your eyes just go to different directions and then you realize that it's several women's dresses in movement and the way they dance create the patterns in the painting.
According to the the founder of this museums he only collected art that would be part of Russian Culture.
Nix enjoying the paintings.
I loved how these paintings capture the essence of Russian people.
I loved this!
Malu in front of the VRUBEL painting! It was massive! It was so moving, I almost wept!
This is called the Demon Seated by Vrubel! The colors and the way the brush strokes are done is just magical! It's so modern reminding my of graphic novels.
The portrait room!
I loved this painting! I forgot who painted it but I recall it was a self portrait. I like her smile.
This was not in the museum but it was on the metro station on the way home! I just found it amusing. LOL!