Add to favorite
 
123
Subscribe to our Newsletters Subscribe to our Newsletters Get Daily Updates RSS


Ilya Repin Memorial Estate "Penates"
October 21, 2015 17:39


The museum of the great Russian artist Ilya Repin is located on the bank of the Gulf of Finland at the 45 kilometer distance from St. Petersburg.
It is here, in his native Penates, where the renowned Russian artist with his family lived for the last 30 years of his life. Maxim Gorky and Fedor Shalyapin, Dmitry Mendeleyev and Ivan Kuprin, Vladimir Mayakovsky and Sergey Yesenin, Korney Chukovsky and many other famous people enjoyed visiting him in this beautiful estate in the nature's lap.
The mansion designed by Ilya Repin himself is a comfortable elegant two-storeyed building with large windows, a cozy verandah and glass light apertures on the ceiling, which enabled the artist to paint under the most natural lighting possible.
The house interior, decor elements, household items display the taste and preferences of the well-known artist.
The memorial museum was opened back in 1940. Unfortunately, the estate was burned down during the Great Patriotic War. However, the artist's paraphernalia and other household items were brought to the Academy of Arts in 1941 and thus preserved. Now the memorial estate has been reopened and welcomes visitors. Cultural events are organized and research works are conducted here. Interesting excursions acquaint visitors with life and creativity of one of the greatest Russian artists.
Walks in the picturesque vicinities, such as a local pinewood and the coast of the Gulf of Finland add up to the fascination of the Penates.
From September 15 to May 15 the museum is open for visitors till 4 pm.

 

 




Author: Vera Ivanova

Tags: St. Petersburg St. Petersburg Museums Ilya Repin   

Next Previous

You might also find interesting:

Alexander Pushkin State Museum in Moscow Folk Graphic Art Museum in Moscow Moscow State History Museum E-Book Reader Museum Flacon Design Factory in Moscow









Comment on our site


RSS   twitter      submit



TAGS:
Russian tourism  Russian business  human rights  Lastochka Train  Belokurikha  plane tickets  Russian Cinema  Moscow Kremlin   Alexander Pushkin  Russian Researchers  spring  Polytechnic Museum  airport  cyber attacks  Exhibitions in Moscow  Proton Therapy  FIFA Russia 2018  Russian visa  Krasnodar places of interest  Alexander Sergeev  Russian Traditions  St. Petersburg  satellite  Exhibitions in Saint Petersburg  Bolshoi Theatre  Leonid Kantorovich  Maria Sharapova  Russian economy  Russian politicians  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  airport transfer in Russia  de luxe hotels  Perm  South African designers  Tsaritsyno  Russian startups  Ryazan Region  Moscow  Music fests  Bear attacks  Russian metallurgy companies  Russian scientists  Modest Mussorgsky  Irkutsk  Jazz  Russian Railways  Yuri Bashmet Winter International Art Festival  Saint-Petersburg   Carrier Rockets  Russian science 


Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites