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The State Tretyakov Gallery

The State Tretyakov Gallery

Director's Choice

By (author) Zelfira Tregulova

$14.95

  • Director Zelfira Tregulova takes the reader on a personal tour through highlights from the vast collection of The State Tretyakov in Moscow
  • The extensive museum complex contains over 130,000 exhibits, ranging from exquisite and mysterious 12th century icons to politically charged works of 20th century socialist realism
  • Part of the successful Director's Choice series
Full Description

The State Tretyakov in Moscow is the world's foremost repository of Russian fine art. It was founded in 1856 by the influential merchant and collector Pavel Tretyakov, who presented it as a gift to the city in 1892. It is now an extensive museum complex, encompassing several buildings and containing over 130,000 exhibits, ranging from exquisite and mysterious 12th century icons to politically charged works of 20th century Soviet socialist realism. However, it remains true to its original aims of connecting the people of Russia to their cultural identity and sharing this rich heritage with the wider world. In this book, Director Zelfira Tregulova selects her personal highlights from this vast collection, providing a revealing insight into the history and meaning behind some of the world's most significant artworks.

About the Author
Zelfira Tregulova PhD is the Director General of the Tretyakov Gallery as well as an art critic and the curator of many Russian and international museum exhibition projects.
Specifications
Publisher
Scala Arts & Heritage Publishers Ltd
ISBN
9781785512834
Published
20th Jan 2021
Binding
Paperback / softback
Territory
USA & Canada
Size
6.5 in x 7.48 in
Pages
80 Pages
Name of series
Director's Choice
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