Ivanov made several pre-studies for his Appearance of Christ, like this one
"the Siege of Pskov" by Stephen Báthory from 1581
"Celebration of a wedding agreement" by M Shibanov. Somehow she seems not amused
our guide Ilja explains the history of the Gallery
Pavel Tretyakov is guarding his property
"The Demon Seated" is also from Michael Vrubel
Mikhail Vrubel painted the 14 meter wide panel “Princess of Dreams” in early 1896
Perov painted the "Troika Apprentices Carrying Water"
a tense "Dispute on the Confession of Faith", by Vasily Perov
Orest Kiprenski painted the poet Pushkin in 1827
the Tretyakov Art Gallery
the arches on Lavrushinsky Lane opposite the Tretyakov Gallery
Viktor Vasnetsov designed the fairy-tale facade of the Gallery
it took Alexander Ivanov 20 years to complete his "The appearance of Christ Before the People"
Suricov painted "The Morning of the Streltsy Execution". Peter the Great, on horseback, participated in the execution
but in the final painting one of the boys became an old man
The brothers Sergey and Pavel Tretyakov were successful Moscow businessmen and avid art collectors who lived in the second half of
the 19th century.
Pavel's dream was to create a National Gallery of Russian fine art.
The gallery was located in his home and
as the collection grew, the house had to be enlarged several times. After Pavel inherited the collection of his brother, he donated
his entire collection to the city of Moscow in 1892. The next year the Tretyakov Gallery museum was officially opened. Tretyakov continued
to donate newly acquired art till his death in 1898.
The huge collection makes for a very comprehensive view of Russian
art from medieval times to avant-garde.
Notable items are:
-The appearance of Christ Before the People. It took A Ivanov 20
years to complete this huge painting.
- The Princess of the Dream, a 14 meter wide panel by M Vrubel, who also painted an intriguingthe Demon Seated.
- The Morning of the Strelski Execution, with Tsar Peter as waiting nemesis, painted by V Surikov.
Tretyakov in August 2019.