Monday, 29 September 2008

The State Hermitage

The State Hermitage occupies six magnificent buildings situated along the embankment of the River Neva, right in the heart of St Petersburg. The leading role in this unique architectural ensemble is played by the Winter Palace, the residence of the Russian tsars that was built to the design of Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli in 1754-62. This ensemble, formed in the 18th and 19th centuries, is extended by the eastern wing of the General Staff building, the Menshikov Palace and the recently constructed Repository.

Put together throughout two centuries and a half, the Hermitage collections of works of art (over 3,000,000 items) present the development of the world culture and art from the Stone Age to the 20th century. Today the Museum is creating its digital self-portrait to be displayed around the world. Computer technologies enable the State Hermitage Museum to provide people from all over the world with wider access to information about the Museum and its treasures.

Below are some pieces from Hermitage that I love.

Grand Coronation Carriage

Crouching Boy - Michelangelo

Statue of Jupiter
Aphrodite (Tauride Venus)


"Pensive" bodhisattva Padmapani

The Death of Adonis - Giuseppe Mazzuoli


Healthy Solutions said...

WOW!! theses photo so beautiful, Thanks for shearing.

Prihandoko said...

It is amazing city, it's very beautiful. I wish I was there

Rick Rosenshein said...

Great blog and beautiful photographs. Thank you for sharing and keep up the great work. Rick

MySirAylon said...

They are all magnificent work of architectures. real historical landmarks. Absolutely beautiful.

Michael de`OZ said...

Бывал там.
Картины там есть оригинальные, а вот скульптуры - только римские копии.