Welcome to the tour of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works of the collection of the State Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow. The museum has a really remarkable collection of paintings from late XIX to early XX century France. It is very beautiful and choiceful and comes from two private collections – those of Shchukin and Morozov, two Russian businessmen and art lovers. Shchukin acquired his first Monet in 1897 in Paris. His friend Matisse visited him in Moscow to arrange his canvases in Shchukin’s mansion. Morozov collected Picasso, Cezanne, van Gogh. ‘Les Nabis’ artists helped to decorate his music room. Monet’s ‘Rouen Cathedral at Sunset’ is one of the many Impressionists and Post-Impressionists works that make the collection of State Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow one of the world’s best. During this tour you will be introduced to the most famous and valuable paintings, including the works of Monet, Renoire, Cezanne, Gauguin and van Gogh, Matisse, Picasso.
The tour takes place in the Gallery of 19th and 20th Century American and European Art. The focus of the tour is the gems of the collection - Impressionists and Post-Impressionists. Our art historian guide will take your through the history of the collection, artistic credo of the masters and their life story. You will see world masterpieces by Claude Monet, Auguste Renoir, Alfred Sisley, Camille Pissarro, Edgar Degas, Paul Cézanne, Paul Gauguin, Vincent van Gogh, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, members of the "Nabis" group, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, André Derain and Henri Rousseau. In the entertaining yet You will also have a brief overview of Impressionists predecessors and European contemporary artists in the new display, such as Kandinsky, Chagall and Georgio de Chirico hang pictures by Achille Funi, Karl Hofer, Felice Casorati, H. Grundig, F. Beringer and Rockwell Kent. Works by major European sculptors are also on display – Barye, Rodin, Maillol, etc. Example itinerary10:30 am leave for the Museum of Fine Arts11:00 am - 1:00 pm guided tour1:30 pm return to the hotelThe museum opens at 11:00, so the recommended start time for the tour is 10:30 from the hotel lobby or accommodation entrance. However flexible start hours available at request inside museum working schedule.