The Tretyakov Gallery is the most important storehouse of Russian art in the world. Located in Moscow
, it is renowned for its collection of famous Russian icons and masterpieces by Russia's artistic geniuses, including Repin, Vrubel, Kandinsky, Malevich and others. The original Tretyakov Gallery houses a collection of Russian art that dates to the end of the 19th century. The New Tretyakov Gallery contains works of 20th century Russian artists.
History of the Tretyakov Gallery:
The Tretyakov Gallery was founded by Pavel Mikhailovich Tretyakov, a Russian businessman who also had a passionate interest in art. He donated his collection to the city of Moscow, and towards the end of the 19th century, the Tretyakov Gallery opened to display his collection.
Works of Art in the Tretyakov Gallery:
Works of art that can be seen at the main building of the Tretyakov Gallery include icons by Andrei Rublev, Repin's Ivan the Terrible and His Son Ivan, the portrait of Pushkin by Kiprinsky, the portrait of Catherine the Great with her dogs by Borovikovsky, and other recognizable work by famous Russian artists and of historic Russian figures.
Church of St. Nicholas in Tolmachi :
The Church of St. Nicholas in Tolmachi is a part of the Tretyakov Gallery. This church was used by Tretyakov himself and now showcases treasured Russian icons.
New Tretyakov Gallery :
The New Tretyakov Gallery, linked administratively to the original Tretyakov Gallery, contains modern Russian masterpieces, including works of Socialist Realism. Here visitors will find Malevich's Black Square, Kandinsky's Composition VII, and works by Chagall and other modern Russian artists.
Hours of Operation and Contact Info for the Tretyakov Gallery:
The main Tretyakov Gallery is located at 10 Lavrushinsky Lane, Moscow and is open Tuesday-Sunday from 10:30 am to 7:30 pm.
The New Tretyakov is located at 10 Krymsky Val, Moscow and is also open Tuesday-Sunday from 10:30 am to 7:30 pm.
The Tretyakov Gallery's English-language website can be accessed at www.tretyakovgallery.ru/en