Hermitage Museum - The Painting Collections

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  • First created 23 Jul 2012. Version 1.0 - 2 Aug 2012. Jerry Tse. London. Hermitage MuseumAll rights reserved. Rights belong to their respective owners. Available free for non-commercial and personal use. The Painting Collection

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  • The Hermitage Museum was founded in 1764 by Catherine the Great. Many works were originally part of her collection. Vast sums were spent on the collection.

  • Madonna Litta shows Mary breast feeding a baby Jesus whose life depended on his mother. It is the most well-known painting of the museum.15th Century

  • 16th CenturyThere are so few paintings by Giorgione (only 6). Any of his painting is important.

  • 16th CenturyLucas Cranach was a German Renaissance painter. He was court painter in Saxony.

  • El Greco was a Greek. At the age of 34, he moved to Spain, where he lived and worked until his death.16th Century

  • 17C Flemish paintings are well represented. In particular, there is a room filled with giant paintings of the Frans Snyders.17th Century

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  • Pieter Brueghel the Younger was the son of the well known Pieter Bruegel the Elder.17th Century

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  • The is one of the well-known painting in the museum.17th Century

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  • The 17th Century Dutch paintings are well known for its meticulous and realistic still life.17th Century

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  • The woman on the right appears on many of his paintings.17th Century

  • Domestic scene were very popular in the 17C Dutch painting, replacing the earlier religious themes. This reflects the rise of the Dutch middle class.17th Century

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  • Spanish paintings are represented by works of Velazquez, El Greco, Murillo etc.17th Century

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  • Murillo was one of the more colourful painter in Spain.17th Century

  • A favourite subject of Murillo was to paint poor children.17th Century

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  • Huysum was known for his painter of flowers. 18th Century

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  • Bellotto was the nephew of the well-known Canaletto. Bellotto spent his later life in Saxony and Poland.18th Century

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  • The in 18C England the portrait market was very lucrative. Gainsborough was one of the most successful18th Century

  • An unusual painting by the Reynolds, who was the president of the Royal Society of Arts. He was also a portrait painter.18th Century

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  • Surprise to find a painting that glorified the enemy, Napoleon in the museum. 18th Century

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  • Gerome was known for his historical painting, Greek mythology and Orientalism.19th Century

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  • The museum has a large collection of Impressionist paintings.19th Century

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  • 20th CenturyGauguin is known for his paintings of Tahiti. He had many romantic encounters with the native girls and had several children by his mistress.

  • 20th CenturyAn early work by Picasso.

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