like to tell you about the Hermitage Gallery, one of the largest and well
known museums in the world. Two months ago together with my classmates I was
on an exersion in S. Petersburg. I visited many places of interest including
the Hermitage Gallery.I was greatly impressed by visiting this museum of art.
It was founded in 1764 by Ecatherine the Second when she bought 225 pictures
Now the Hermitage consists of five buildings.
I'd like to tell you about pictures, sculptures and other works of art I've
seen in the Hermitage Gallery. A great number of wonderful pictures are
offered there. Everyone can find some kind of pictures to enjoy, for example
the pictures by the world's greatest masters : Michelangelo, Raphael,
Rembrands, Rubens and many others. All great schools of paintings are
represented there:Italian, Spanish, German etc.
few words about sculptures. I saw a lot of
vases, staues and fountains. The most beautiful thing I have ever seen
was the fauntain belonged to Alexander the Second.
other outstanding peices of art I saw the coach of Ecatherine the Second and
beautiful gobelens. It took 60 years to made one of these gobelens.
conclusion I'd like to stress that no one can see everything for the one visit. To enjoy the Hermitage Gallery you must visit it several
State Hermitage in St Petrsburg is one of the world's most outstanding art
museums. It is the largest fine arts museum in
famour is the collection of West-European paintings covering a span of about
seven hundreds years, from the 13th to the 20th centure, and comprising works
by Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Titian, El |Greco. Velasquez, Murillo;
outstanding paintings by
Rubens; a remarkable group of French 18th-centure canvases, and Impressionist
and Post Impressionist paintings. The collection illustrates the art of
and some other countries. The West-European Department also includes a fine
collectin of European sculpture, containing works by Michelangelo, Canova,
Falconet, Houdon, Rodin and many other eminent masters. The Hermitage,
together with the Pushkin Fine Arts Museum in
must be ranked among the richest in the world in respect of Impressionist art.
addition to the works of Western masters, the Hermitage has sections devoted
to the arts of
as well as a department of prehistoric art, not to mention a section devoted
to Scythian art. People come to admire the collections of tapestry, precious
textiles, weapons, ivories, pottery, porcelain and furniture as well.