The Russian State Museum in St. Petersburg is home to one of the most complete collections of Russian art, from 12th century icons and the Russian avant-garde to socialist realism and modern art. It offers its visitors a glimpse of the growth and development of art in Russia.
The greatest collection of Russian art
There are approximately 315,000 pieces of art in the Russian State Museum, making it one of the most comprehensive collections of Russian art. It contains paintings, sculptures, prints and folk art, ranging from 12th century icons and Russian avant-garde to socialist realism and modern art. The main building is located in the Mikhailovsky Palace in downtown St. Petersburg and offers visitors a glimpse of the growth and development of art in Russia. Among the most outstanding works in the Russian Museum are "The Last Day of Pompeii" by Karl Pavlovich Bryullov, "The Appearance of Christ before the People" by Alexander Andreevich Ivanov, and "The tyrant of the Volga" by Ilya Yefimovich Repin.
The last day of Pompei - Karl Pavlovitch Bryullov
The appearence of Christ before the people - Alexandre Andreïevitch Ivanov