Secrets of Old Paintings


By Usacheva Svetlana, Leading Researcher at the State Tretyakov Gallery

The State Tretyakov Gallery has gathered together one of the world’s largest collections of Russian art. Today, it presents a broad panorama of Russian art from the 11th to the 21st century. The museum has long-standing research traditions and vast scientific resources. This lecture explores mysteries relating to works by Russian painters working in the 19th century, the classical era of the national school of fine arts, and a little-known period outside Russia. The in-depth study and technological analysis of masterpieces such as V.V. Pukirev’s ‘Unequal marriage’ and O.A. Kiprensky’s ‘Self-Portrait’ have revealed unexpected stories about the creation of these exceptional works.

Language: RUSSIAN translated in ENGLISH
In partnership with Russian Art + Culture

V.V. Pukirev, Unequal marriage © Tretyakov Gallery