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An introduction to the painting collection of the Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg.

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  1. 1. Hermitage Museum The Painting Collection All rights reserved. Rights belong to their respective owners. Available free for non-commercial and personal use. First created 23 Jul 2012. Version 1.0 - 2 Aug 2012. Jerry Tse. London.
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. 15 th Century 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.
  4. 4. 16 th Century There are so few paintings by Giorgione (only 6). Any of his painting is important.
  5. 5. 16th Century Lucas Cranach was a German Renaissance painter. He was court painter in Saxony.
  6. 6. 16th Century El Greco was a Greek. At the age of 34, he moved to Spain, where he lived and worked until his death.
  7. 7. 17 th Century 17C Flemish paintings are well represented. In particular, there is a room filled with giant paintings of the Frans Snyders.
  8. 8. 17th Century
  9. 9. 17th Century Pieter Brueghel the Younger was the son of the well known Pieter Bruegel the Elder.
  10. 10. 17th Century
  11. 11. 17ththCentury 17 Century
  12. 12. 17th Century
  13. 13. 17th Century The is one of the well-known painting in the museum.
  14. 14. 17th Century
  15. 15. 17th Century The 17th Century Dutch paintings are well known for its meticulous and realistic still life.
  16. 16. 17th Century
  17. 17. 17th Century
  18. 18. 17th Century The woman on the right appears on many of his paintings.
  19. 19. 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.
  20. 20. 17th Century
  21. 21. 17th Century Spanish paintings are represented by works of Velazquez, El Greco, Murillo etc.
  22. 22. 17th Century
  23. 23. 17th Century Murillo was one of the more colourful painter in Spain.
  24. 24. 17th Century A favourite subject of Murillo was to paint poor children.
  25. 25. 17th Century
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  29. 29. 18 th Century Huysum was known for his painter of flowers.
  30. 30. 18th Century
  31. 31. 18th Century
  32. 32. 18th Century Bellotto was the nephew of the well-known Canaletto. Bellotto spent his later life in Saxony and Poland.
  33. 33. 18th Century
  34. 34. 18th Century The in 18C England the portrait market was very lucrative. Gainsborough was one of the most successful
  35. 35. 18th Century An unusual painting by the Reynolds, who was the president of the Royal Society of Arts. He was also a portrait painter.
  36. 36. 18th Century
  37. 37. 18th Century Surprise to find a painting that glorified the enemy, Napoleon in the museum.
  38. 38. 19 th Century
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  44. 44. 19th Century
  45. 45. 19th Century Gerome was known for his historical painting, Greek mythology and Orientalism.
  46. 46. 19th Century
  47. 47. 19th Century The museum has a large collection of Impressionist paintings.
  48. 48. 19th Century
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  50. 50. 19th Century
  51. 51. 20 th Century Gauguin is known for his paintings of Tahiti. He had many romantic encounters with the native girls and had several children by his mistress.
  52. 52. 20th Century An early work by Picasso.
  53. 53. 20th Century
  54. 54. The End All rights reserved. Rights belong to their respective owners. Music – Our Love Never Die by Ernesto Available free for non-commercial and personal use. Cortazar .
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