The Hermitage museum, Saint Petersburg

ISBN 13: 9782844600332

The Hermitage museum, Saint Petersburg

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After the highly acclaimed virtual visits of the Louvre and the Muse d'Orsay, Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg allows you to discover one of the world's great museums. At the same time, it documents three centuries of Saint Petersburg's dramatic past.

Visit one of Europe's most beautiful palaces in the very heart of Saint Petersburg. The residence of the czars since Peter the Great, the Hermitage palace is a vast collection of buildings on the river Neva, most of which were constructed in the 18th century by Italian architects. During the virtual visit of the palace (QTVR), admire the malachite room, the staircase of honor, the throne room of Peter the Great, and explore the museum's most luxurious suites.

Discover over 200 masterpieces. The Hermitage contains one of the most prestigious collections of world paintings, from the French, Geman, Italian, Flemish and Dutch schools, and many others. Contemplate some of the major works of Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Caravaggio, Rubens, Rembrandt, Monet, Czanne, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Matisse, Picasso, etc. In the galleries of antique art, admire the treasures of Scythian, Greek and Oriental art. Discover the museum's other collections: sculptures, objets d'art and watercolors. Uncover the secrets of the these masterpieces using a powerful magnifier, animated sequences and five hours of recorded commentary.

Three centuries of Russian history. Based on the history of the palace and the collections begun by Catherine II, you will relive three centuries of Russian history, from Peter the Great, who introduced his country to western art, up until the present day. Re-experience the events that unfolded within the palace setting: the great fire of 1837, the 1917 October revolution, the post-WW2 renovation, etc.

A sample itinerary

From the introductory Index, access the Virtual visit, an exploration of the Collections or History.

Collections Choose one of the museum's thirteen collections: Scythian and Greek Art, Russian Art, German Art, English Art, French Art, Dutch Painting, etc.

Admire the works full-screen, guided by a commentary. A powerful magnifier, animated sequences, and a critical appreciation allow you to deepen your understanding of the secrets of the masterpiece.

Visit the various rooms of the museum, as though you were personally there: move through the Winter Palace all the way to the New Hermitage, or admire the outside faades of the various buildings that comprise the museum.

Three animated sequences explain the major events, from the founding of Saint Petersburg up to our own times, but also the architectural history of the palace and the aesthetic choices of the sovereigns.

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