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24 Mar 2016

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The State Hermitage Museum, Saint-Petersburg

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A few sculptures and paintings Cyrillic

Visiting the Winter Palace has been a shock: I had heard about the Hermitage Museum, but I was not expecting such magnificence. Some of the world's most famous works of art are exhibited there. Huge collections of Italian, Flamish, French paintings have been acquired before the 1917 Revolution by the Imperial family and rich princes and merchants.

As it is permitted to take photographs in the museum, I spent, in a hurry, two hours on my second and last day shooting the rooms and exhibits, mainly statues because it is difficult to photograph a painting without special, professional lighting. Here is the result. Unfortunately, I have had no time to take notes of what I was photographing, so only few of the pictures have legends. Sorry for that. If you can help me about the artists and the title of their works, I would be very grateful.

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© François de Dardel: I have taken all of the pictures shown here, the photos therefore remain my intellectual property.


Winter Palace

Winter Palace
General view

Bas-Relief

Greek bas-relief
 

Rodin
?
 
Bas-Relief

Greek bas-relief
 

Abel

Giovanni Dupré
Abel

Rodin

Rodin
 

Canova

Antonio Canova
Baiser de l'amour

Rodin
Rodin
 
Brazzi

Barazzi
Amour et Psyché

Venus

 
Venus ?

Lovers

 
Lovers

Card players

Th. Rombouts
Card game

Atlants

A. Terebenev
Atlants

Caravaggio
Lute player

O. Gentileschi
Cupid and Psyche

Flautist

 
Flautist

Shepherd

B. Thorvaldsen
Shepherd

Caesar

 
Caesar?

Warrior

 
Warrior

Warrior

 
Warrior

Atlants

The Winter Palace
Detail

Shepherd

B. Thorvaldsen
Shepherd

Junius

Roman period
Junius (mosaic)

Ganymedes

B. Thorvaldsen
Ganymedes

Young Bacchus

 
Young Bacchus

Louis XIV

 
Louis XIV

New Hermitage


Malachite vase

Giuseppe Mazzuoli
The Death of Adonis

G della Porta
The thorn

Amour

Emil Wolff
Amour

Amour taquin

 
Amour teasing

3 Graces

 
Les trois grâces

Mother and child

 
Mother and child

Raffaello

Raffaello?
Self-portrait

 
?

Stanze

Le stanze di Raffaello
Reconstitution

Stanze decoration

Mural painting
 

Decoration
Le stanze
Decoration
Stanze decoration

Mural painting
 

Stanze decoration

Mural painting
 


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