If you were to visit St Petersburg, there is very little chance that you would not visit, or at least see, the glorious Hermitage Museum – a stately complex of ornate buildings filled with over three million items, including the world’s largest collection of paintings in the world.
What began as a collection of Catherine the Great has now become one of Russia, and indeed the world’s, most esteemed museums. Beneath the Hermitage’s eaves lies a wealth of paintings from the old greats, including da Vinci, Michelangelo and Raphael, as well as later artists such as Goya, Gogh, Degas and Cezanne. And for those whose hearts are moved by these classical artists, The Hermitage
tome is a treasure trove all of its own.
Packed with photography of the Hermitage’s art collection – from statues of Egypt, through to the somewhat more modern European avant-garde art movement – this book is sure to be cherished by art lovers and history devotees alike.
The Hermitage: 250 Masterworks features:
- Hardcover, 287 pages.
- Filled with full-colour photography from 250 highlights of Russia's Hermitage Museum, including ancient art, paintings and sculpture.
- Works by the great masters, including da Vinci, Raphael, Rembrandt and more.
- Later works by Renoir, Gogh, Cezanne, Degas and more.
- Modern artworks from Matisse, Picasso, Malevich and more.
- Index at back.
Dimensions: 24cm (w) x 27.5cm (h) x 3.5cm (d).