This international public organization was established with the aim to fill the life of people with Beauty. The idea was realised in the production of unique reproductions of paintings, and in an exhibition activity. The desire to preserve for future generations the world's most wonderful paintings, which can be lost with the time, led to the co-operation with many museums and owners of private collections in Russia and other countries. The reproductions were highly valued by museum specialists.
The art gallery is named in honour of its founder, Pavel Tretyakov (1832-1898), who was a collector of art works, and dedicated 30 years of his life to the formation of the museum of Russian national painting.
At present, the Tretyakov Gallery is one of the leading cultural and enlightening centres in Russia, which has one of the richest collections of art works in the world. In the gallery, one can see the priceless collections of ancient Russian icons, the paintings of the 18th - 20th centuries, sculptures and the works of graphic art.
The first Russian museum of Russian art was founded by order of Nicholas II in 1895 and was ceremonially opened in the Mikhailovsky Palace on 7 (19) March 1898.
At present, the Russian Museum has the richest collection of Russian art, numbering about 400 works.
The State Hermitage Museum occupies six buildings, and one of them is the Winter Palace, a residence of the Russian tsars, designed by Bartolomeo Francisco Rastrelli and built in 1754-1762.
After almost two hundred years of its existence, the museum has one of the richest collections in the world, numbering about three million art works, and the monuments of the world's culture, starting with the Stone Age up to nowadays.
The State Fine Arts Museum of A.S. Pushkin has the richest collection of foreign art executed both in the distant past and nowadays. Its most valuable possessions are the paintings by such Dutch and Flemish artists as Rembrandt, Jacob van Ruisdael, Gerard Terborch, Adriaen van Ostade, Jacob Jordaens, Frans Snyders, Peter Paul Rubens, and Anthony Van Dyck, and the works by such French painters as Nicolas Poussin, Claude Lorrain, Jean-Antoine Watteau, Francois Boucher, Jacques-Louis David, Camille Corot, Gustave Courbet, etc.), as well as the works of representatives of other schools. The museum also has the most valuable collection of the paintings by the Impressionists Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Camille Pissarro, and Claude Monet, and the Post-Impressionists Vincent Van Gogh, Paul Gauguin and Paul C?zanne, as well as the masterpieces by Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso.
Nicholas Roerich Museum is a major centre for the exhibition of paintings by Nicholas Roerich in the world. The Museum also keeps in print a number of books by and about Roerich and his life and work, and a substantial stock of postcards and reproductions of his paintings. A major aim of the Museum's activities is to promote awareness of Roerich's ideas about art and culture.
Among our partners are also more than 40 picture galleries and private collections in the territory of Russia and other countries.
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Agni Publishing House (Samara, Russia), Nicholas Roerich Museum (New York) and Fine Arts Academy Gallery (Moscow, Russia) have published a unique album, dedicated to the pictorial heritage of Nicholas Roerich (1874-1947).
Will be available on the second volume of a unique publication dedicated to the works of Nicholas Roerich (1874-1947).
The album was released by the publishing house "Agni" (Samara), with active cooperation of the Nicholas Roerich Museum in New York, as well as the Moscow Gallery Fine Arts Academy and the St. Petersburg State Museum and Institute of the Roerich Family.