Stunning gallery of Russian fine art. Many of these pieces have never left their home country so seeing them in person is a special experience. More than that, the complete spectrum of Russian art (up to the 20th century) gives you a real visual history of Russia, the diversity of its landscapes and people. A must see.
Even if you're not an art lover, this place will wow you over with the amazing and formidable collection of paintings, sculptures and icons. It will give you additional insight into Russia's rich history. I recommend hiring a guide as they bring the pieces to life - good explanation in English. Gallery opens at 10am, get there early as the crowds start coming in at around 1030am.
One of the biggest and the most important museum with world's art treasures. Dive into Russian art atmosphere, find out stories of creation of paintings and biography facts of artists.Even the architecture of the building will make you feel yourself in the center of cultural life of Russia.You will never be tired of coming back to the gallery and discovering new facts!
If you need to see an art gallery in Moscow, this is the one. The exhibition gives you an overall feel of Russian art history. The works are spectacular and astounding. You can get an audio guide at the front lobby for background information on some of the artworks. Really worth a visit!
Неплохая коллекция... но одного дня для ознакомления со всем маловато.
You'll find the largest collection of Russian art here, and most of this belonged to Pavel Tretyakov. In 1892 Tretyakov donated his collection of art to the Russian people (so much for the evil capitalists, right? He gave away his art collection to the Russian people for free. What did Lenin, Stalin, Brezhnev et al donate to the Russian people for free?). When the hateful bolshevik communists shot there way to power in Russia, they took poor Pavel's statue down, but after Russia was liberated from communist tyranny, the new government restored Pavel's statue to its rightful place in front of the fantastic Tretyakov Gallery.
The best place for the artistic student!
Museum dedicated to Russian art thorough the early 20th century. The organization of the museum isn't ideal for flow. Nevertheless, the collection is extensive and with spending a couple of hours exploring. I don't regret visiting, but if I had to do it over again I think I would have gone first to the galleries dedicated to 20th century art, where I could have seen society era artwork, which would have been more unique. Russian art had been heavily influenced by Western European art and didn't strike me as that distinctive