THE WINTER PALACE and STATE HERMITAGE MUSEUM, St PETERSBURG, RUSSIA
(See also St ISAAC'S CATHEDRAL The symbolic site of the October 1917 Revolution, and arguably the most iconic building in the city, the Winter Palace started life in 1764 as the primary residence of the Tsars and is today the main part of one of the world's greatest art museums, with over 3 million exhibits. (4 June 2010)
Famous Landmarks of St. Petersburg | The State Hermitage Museum
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The Winter Palace through the Ages
This movie devoted to the Winter Palace, the residence of the Russian emperors, enables you to make a unique journey through time. Computer models present the palace and its surroundings in different historical eras - in the reigns of Nicholas I (mid-19th century) and Nicholas II (late 19th - early 20th century), and in the present day. The panoramas are accompanied by commentaries and supplemented by paintings and graphic art as well as photographs.
State Hermitage Museum Tour - St Petersburg Russia
The State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg, Russia, is one of the largest art museums in the world, with over one million pieces of art, and around a million archaeological artefacts and other exhibits, it's an amazing place. However it isn't just the art that is breath-taking, the buildings are heavily decorated in gold leaf making it a feast for the eyes. Check out this 10-minute highlight video to get a flavour of just how beautiful it is. Filmed in August 2019.
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12 HOURS IN THE WINTER PALACE + HERMITAGE MUSEUM | Saint Petersburg, Russia
An absolute MUST if you are in Saint Petersburg, The Hermitage Museum has the 2nd largest art collection in the world! I spent 12 HOURS touring this incredible mecca of history, imperial luxury and artist royalty. The Winter Palace is especially jaw dropping. Join me as I tour this incredible museum! xo
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Le musée de l’Ermitage , St Petersbourg ,Russie , situé au cœur de Saint-Pétersbourg, au bord de la Neva, est le plus grand musée du monde en termes d'objets exposés (plus de 60 000 pièces y sont exposées dans près de 1 000 salles tandis que près de 3 millions d’objets sont conservés dans les réserves).
Le musée présente, à côté de nombreuses pièces de l’Antiquité, une collection d’œuvres d’art européen de la période classique qui compte parmi les plus belles au monde. Parmi les œuvres exposées, figurent des peintures de maîtres hollandais et français comme Rembrandt, Rubens, Henri Matisse et Paul Gauguin. On y trouve également deux peintures à l'huile de Léonard de Vinci ainsi que trente et une peintures de Pablo Picasso. Le musée emploie 2 500 personnes et utilise l'aide de nombreux stagiaires gérés par le Service des volontaires du musée de l'Ermitage. Les bâtiments abritant le musée de l’Ermitage constituent un des principaux ensembles du centre de Saint-Pétersbourg qui est classé au patrimoine mondial de l’UNESCO.
THE STATE HERMITAGE MUSEUM
The State Hermitage is a museum of art and culture in Saint Petersburg, Russia. One of the largest and oldest museums in the world, it was founded in 1764 by Catherine the Great and has been open to the public since 1852. Its collections, of which only a small part is on permanent display, comprise over three million items, including the largest collection of paintings in the world. The collections occupy a large complex of six historic buildings along Palace Embankment, including the Winter Palace, a former residence of Russian emperors. Apart from them, the Menshikov Palace, Museum of Porcelain, Storage Facility at Staraya Derevnya and the eastern wing of the General Staff Building are also part of the museum. The museum has several exhibition centers abroad. The Hermitage is a federal state property. Since 1990, the director of the museum has been Mikhail Piotrovsky.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE STATE HERMITAGE MUSEUM - ST. PETERSBURG - RUSSIA
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The State Hermitage Museum is a museum of art and culture in Saint Petersburg, Russia. The second-largest art museum in the world was founded in 1764
The State Hermitage Museum
The collection of the State Hermitage includes more than three million works of art and artefacts of the world culture. Among them are paintings, graphic works, sculptures and works of applied art, archaeological finds and numismatic material.
The main architectural ensemble of the Hermitage situated in the centre of St Petersburg consists of the Winter Palace, the former state residence of the Russian emperors, the buildings of the Small, Old (Great) and New Hermitages, the Hermitage Theatre and the Auxiliary House. The museum complex also includes the Menshikov Palace and the Eastern Wing of the General Staff building, the Staraya Derevnya Restoration and Storage Centre and the Museum of the Imperial Porcelain Factory.
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State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace / Best in Heritage
Imperial Collections and the Public Museum: The Hermitage Yesterday and Today - presentation by Elena Malozyomova of the museum voted as No.1 in the Top Museums of the World list by TripAdvisor 2013 Travelers' Choice.
Walking through the halls of the Winter Palace
The Winter Palace in Saint Petersburg, Russia, was, from 1732 to 1917, the official residence of the Russian monarchs. Today, the restored palace forms part of a complex of buildings housing the Hermitage Museum. Situated between the Palace Embankment and the Palace Square, adjacent to the site of Peter the Great's original Winter Palace, the present and fourth Winter Palace was built and altered almost continuously between the late 1730s and 1837, when it was severely damaged by fire and immediately rebuilt. The storming of the palace in 1917 as depicted in Soviet paintings and Eisenstein's 1927 film October became an iconic symbol of the Russian Revolution.
The palace was constructed on a monumental scale that was intended to reflect the might and power of Imperial Russia. From the palace, the Tsar ruled over 22,400,000 square kilometers (8,600,000 sq mi) (almost 1/6 of the Earth's landmass) and over 125 million subjects by the end of the 19th century. It was designed by many architects, most notably Bartolomeo Rastrelli, in what came to be known as the Elizabethan Baroque style. The green-and-white palace has the shape of an elongated rectangle, and its principal façade is 250 meters (820 ft) long and 30 m (98 ft) high. The Winter Palace has been calculated to contain 1,786 doors, 1,945 windows, 1,500 rooms, and 117 staircases. Following a serious fire, the palace's rebuilding of 1837 left the exterior unchanged, but large parts of the interior were redesigned in a variety of tastes and styles, leading the palace to be described as a 19th-century palace inspired by a model in Rococo style.
In 1905, the Bloody Sunday massacre occurred when demonstrators marched toward the Winter Palace, but by this time the Imperial Family had chosen to live in the more secure and secluded Alexander Palace at Tsarskoe Selo and returned to the Winter Palace only for formal and state occasions. Following the February Revolution of 1917, the palace was for a short time the seat of the Russian Provisional Government, led by Alexander Kerensky. Later that same year, the palace was stormed by a detachment of Red Army soldiers and sailors—a defining moment in the birth of the Soviet state.
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The Winter Palace of Peter the Great
The Winter Palace of Peter the Great is a unique architectural monument of the first quarter of the 18th century. The official residence of Peter I was located on the territory now occupied by the Hermitage Theatre. In the part of the palace which has been preserved, there is a memorial exhibition dedicated to Peter the Great and his time. In his rooms - the study, the dining room and the turnery - decoration has been recreated using genuine items that belonged to the Emperor. So-called 'Wax effigy,' a posthumous sculptural portrait of Peter I, has been also put on display.
Saint Petersburg, Russia -- The State Hermitage Museum
Journey from Kuala Lumpur to Saint Petersburg, via Dubai, with Emirates. First day in Saint Petersburg is spent at the wonderful State Hermitage Museum, established by Tsarina Catherine the Great in 1764. It houses the largest collection of paintings in the world. 07 April 2012.
St Petersburg Hermitage Museum
Museum of the New Hermitage Magnificent presentations under large glass windows; certainly the most interesting museum (collections, presentation, light...).
Musée du Nouvel Ermitage Magnifiques présentations sous de grandes verrières; certainement le musée le plus intéressant (collections, présentation, lumière ....)
The Peacock Clock
For more than two centuries now the Hermitage has been adorned by a unique exhibit that never fails to evoke the enchanted admiration of visitors - the famous Peacock Clock. The figures of a peacock, cockerel and owl that form part of this elaborate timepiece-automaton are fitted with mechanisms that set them in motion.
The creation of mechanical birds had long been of interest to inventors: back in the Ancient World figures of singing birds had been used to embellish clepsydras - water clocks. In the 18th century the makers of automata tried to create a system that would enable their birds not only to sing, but also to behave as if alive, and they made them life-size. In the middle of the century, for example, the whole of Europe admired the mechanical duck made by the French craftsman Jacques de Vaucanson, which was able to eat, drink, move and behave in the most life-like manner.
The most celebrated creator of mechanisms of this sort in the second half of the 18th century was the London jeweller and goldsmith James Cox. His fertile imagination generated ideas that were then turned into reality by the craftsmen and mechanics of his company. Cox's firm produced a large number of elaborate automata, sumptuously decorated in a great variety of ways, for European and Eastern clients. Cox became truly famous, however, when in 1772 he opened his own museum - the Spring Gardens, in which he exhibited a large number of mechanical figures of exotic animals, birds and human beings. To fund the making of expensive automata Cox organized lotteries: in London in 1773 and in Dublin the next year. A surviving catalogue of the Dublin lottery lists two peacocks as numbers 6 and 8. From the description of the items it is clear that this pair of automata differed from the Hermitage composition: the peacock was perched on an oak stump, around which two snakes twined. There is no mention of the figures of a cockerel and owl, or of the mushroom that acts as the clock dial.
The history of the Hermitage's Peacock Clock begins in 1777, when the Duchess of Kingston visited St Petersburg. Balls were given in the Russian capital in honour of this wealthy and distinguished guest. Grigory Potiomkin, who met the Duchess in society, learned of James Cox's magnificent mechanisms. Pandering to Catherine II's passion for collecting, the Prince commissioned the celebrated craftsman to make a monumental automaton with a clock for the Empress's Hermitage. In order to meet this expensive order as quickly as possible, Cox, whose financial affairs were currently not in the best of health, decided to use an existing mechanical peacock that featured in the Dublin lottery. He expanded the composition with a cockerel, owl and a clock mechanism with a dial incorporated into the head of a mushroom, and removed the snakes. To create his new automaton, Cox recruited the assistance of Friedrich Jury, a German craftsman who had settled in London.
The Peacock Clock arrived in St Petersburg in 1781. The records of the Winter Palace chancellery listing the valuables that Catherine II acquired in that year include mention of two payments - on 30 September and 14 December - to the clockmaker Jury for a clock delivered from England. The payments amounted to 11,000 roubles (around 1,800 pounds sterling) and were made from the Empress's personal funds on the basis of a letter from Prince Potiomkin.
The clock was brought to Russia in pieces. At Potiomkin's request the Russian mechanic Ivan Kulibin set it in working order. From 1797 to the present day the Peacock Clock has been one of the Hermitage's most famous exhibits. It is, moreover, the only large 18th-century automaton in the world to have come down to us unaltered and in a functioning condition.
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The State Hermitage Museum is a museum of art and culture in Saint Petersburg, Russia. The second-largest in the world, it was founded in 1764 when Empress Catherine the Great acquired an impressive collection of paintings from the Berlin merchant Johann Ernst Gotzkowsky.
State HERMITAGE Museum | Saint Petersburg | Russia
The State Hermitage Museum (Госуда́рственный Эрмита́ж) is a museum of art and culture in Saint Petersburg, Russia. The second largest in the world, it was founded in 1764 when Empress Catherine the Great acquired an impressive collection of paintings from the Berlin merchant Johann Ernst Gotzkowsky. The museum celebrates the anniversary of its founding each year on 7 December, Saint Catherine's Day. It has been open to the public since 1852.
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Its collections, of which only a small part is on permanent display, comprise over three million items (the numismatic collection accounts for about one third of them), including the largest collection of paintings in the world. The collections occupy a large complex of six historic buildings along Palace Embankment, including the Winter Palace, a former residence of Russian emperors. Apart from them, the Menshikov Palace, Museum of Porcelain, Storage Facility at Staraya Derevnya and the eastern wing of the General Staff Building are also part of the museum. The museum has several exhibition centers abroad. Since July 1992, the director of the museum has been Mikhail Piotrovsky.
From rare Rembrandts, da Vincis, Michelangelos and Picassos to ancient art from Greece, Italy, Rome and China, there is something to charm every visitor. There is so much to see and enjoy in this truly magical museum that a day or two won’t cover them all. Experts say that if you were to spend one minute looking at each exhibit, it would take you about 11 years to get out the exit.
[RUS] Госуда́рственный Эрмита́ж (до революции — Императорский Эрмитаж) — музей изобразительного и декоративно-прикладного искусства, расположенный в комплексе Зимнего дворца в центре Санкт-Петербурга. Один из крупнейших и наиболее значительных художественных и культурно-исторических музеев мира.
Свою историю музей начинал с коллекции произведений искусства, приобретённых в частном порядке российской императрицей Екатериной II. Первоначально это собрание размещалось в специальном дворцовом флигеле — Эрмитаже (от фр. ermitage — место уединения, келья, приют отшельника, затворничество; ныне Малый Эрмитаж) — откуда и закрепилось общее название будущего музея. В 1852 году из сильно разросшейся коллекции был сформирован и открыт для посещения публичный музей, расположившийся в специально для этого построенном здании Нового Эрмитажа.
Современный Государственный Эрмитаж представляет собой сложный музейный комплекс. Основная экспозиционная часть музея занимает пять зданий, расположенных вдоль набережной реки Невы, главным из которых принято считать Зимний дворец, также музею принадлежат Восточное крыло Главного штаба на Дворцовой площади, Меншиковский дворец на другой стороне Невы, фондохранилище в Старой Деревне и другие здания. Коллекция музея насчитывает около трёх миллионов произведений искусства и памятников мировой культуры, начиная с каменного века и до нашего столетия. Государственный Эрмитаж входит в двадцать самых посещаемых художественных музеев мира.
Some famous paintings in this video:
+ Leonardo Da Vinci - Madonna and Child (The Litta Madonna)
+ Leonardo Da Vinci - Madonna and Child (The Benois Madonna)
+ Raffaello (Raffaello Santi) - Madonna and Child (The Conestabile Madonna)
+ Raffaello (Raffaello Santi) - Holy Family (Madonna with Beardless Joseph)
+ Giulio Cesare Procaccini - Madonna and Child
+ Pieter Paul Rubens - Roman Charity
+ Pieter Paul Rubens - Portrait of a Lady-in-Waiting to the Infanta Isabella
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Hermitage and the Winter Palace, St. Petersburg | Russia Travel Vlog
A number one spot for tourists to visit in Saint Petersburg, the State Hermitage Museum or in other words the Winter Palace.
It is one of the world's greatest art museums with over 3 million works and arts.
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This museum is just too big to cover. With so many arts and rooms we spend a whole day inside this museum and still couldn't see it all.
It will cost you 700 Rubel to get inside the museum and then you are free to walk in this Winter Palace that showcases the works from the State Hermitage Museum.
All tips to visit this highlight in St. Petersburg are given in this video and make sure you will pass by when you are in Russia. It is an amazing place, even if you aren't into art and/or paintings, the rooms are breathtaking enough to look at.
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Winter Palace (Hermitage museum), St. Petersburg, Russia
Trip to St. Petersburg, Russsia 20110411 till 20110429. the Winter palace ( = Hermitage museum).