The State Hermitage is one of the oldest museums in the world and a highlight of Saint Petersburg.
We arrived before the doors were open and went through endless rooms until our legs were sore.
I’m guessing we saw a fraction of what was available.
You’ll note in the 48 some odd photos past the cut that I was drawn to the more modern parts
of the galleries. Sometimes you just need a good dose of color.
Antoon van Dyck – St. Peter
This table looks like a sample kit at Home Depot. I can only imagine such a collection of marbles was extremely rare back in these days.
El Greco – The Apostles Peter and Paul
(You could figure which pieces were worth lots of money because they were protected by glass.)
The Raphael Loggias hallway (Details about the impressive corridor…)
Quick peek outside.
The crowd around Leonardi da Vinci’s Madonna Litta.
Giovanni Battista Moroni – Portrait of a Man
James Cox – The Peacock Clock (Details about this near room sized clock here…)
I liked the colors and graphics of this map. A bit of a respite from the ornateness of the museum.
Georges-Pierre Seurat – View of Fort Samson
Vincent van Gogh – Arena at Arles
Bush (detail) van Gogh
Henri Matisse – View of Collioure (detail)
Henri Matisse – Dance
Also? With Roy!
Henri Matisse – Family Portait
Jean Puy – Landscape
Andre Derain – Portrait of a Young Girl in Black
Pablo Picasso – Woman with a Fan
Todd (in front of Pablo Picasso’s Three Women)
Picasso – Woman Farmer
Fernand Léger – Composition
Vasily Kandinsky – Composition VI
Vasily Kandinsky – View of Murnau
Giacomo Manzu – Painter and His Model
Exit through the old exhibits getting moved about.
Time for a drink!