buy tickets, ready to enter ~
wear good audio Tours, began to race against time of the winter palace tour ~
into the front of the emperor’s winter palace, I saw a huge gorgeous staircase winds up, apart from left to right, and on the second floor, stairs, baluster, armrest and square column, all with white marble stone, smooth and fruity, smooth lines and lively, Windows, pillars and lamps and lanterns is inlaid with gold ornamental design, a royal style, this is the famous “ladder” of Jordan. Looking up, the top of the winter palace is a huge religious painting, surrounded by many figures in various poses, all typical baroque style, for the winter palace was designed by the famous Italian architect rastrelli.
the huge chandelier shows the tsar’s majesty
brassy room these precious collection beginning period of Catherine the great, this rule Russia for 34 years (1762-1796) with an iron fist czarina is German, she loves European art, in 1764, Catherine the great purchased from Berlin 250 painting of Rembrandt, Rubens and others in the winter palace “rare floor” (the predecessor of the Hermitage), then continue buying other treasures, suffer from Russia at that time people know little about painting, The empress lamented that these works of art would be buried here forever. Enlightened, she decided to open the door for russians to appreciate these masterpieces and cultivate their sense of art. In order to encourage people to come, she also gave an interesting instruction: anyone who came to see the paintings could get a glass of vodka. Perhaps it was at that time that the artistic talent of the Russian people was greatly stimulated, because until now the Russian oil painting and sculpture art are world class. & have spent The golden hall of seems to turn back the clock to the crazy and luxurious era ~
tsar’s throne room
famous portraits of marshal and soldiers in Russian history
square European canopy, very gorgeous.
even small treasure stone also look dumbstruck ~
so many people around to see what? Look at the treasure of the pavilion – golden peacock bell. This clock is dynamic. All animals move when they strike the hour. The golden peacock clock is made of gold, inlaid with precious stones, with sophisticated mechanical devices. The hour struck on the hour, and it was very noisy: peacocks spread their tails, roosters crowed, squirrels jumped, owls shook their heads. The dial of clock is mushroom, the opening shows time, minute, the second hand is small dragonfly that can move. The animals in the bell are symbolic. For example, the peacock opens and closes to symbolize the birth and death of things, the rooster symbolizes day, light and life, and the owl symbolizes night, tranquility and wisdom. The
winter palace is famous for its paintings, ranging from the oldest religious paintings in Byzantium to modern paintings by Matisse and Picasso, as well as impressionist and post-impressionist paintings. The most precious are two Madonna paintings by Da Vinci, Raphael and Rembrandt. There are no more than ten masterpieces by leonardo Da Vinci, and the winter palace has two: “Wearing flower of Notre Dame” and “the virgin lida”, so this is one of the most crowded hall, frame in the front row up, everyone stay just a few seconds, I walked over to it, only to find that the painting is a pair of size is very small, and usually mature young woman is different, you see pictures on the virgin look only at the age of 14 or 15, holding the child, and that is exactly what the painting unique, da. Vinci according the descriptions according to the bible’s age at the time of the virgin Mary gave birth to Jesus, drawing according to the facts, so also known as “young girl virgin”. & have spent
Da Vinci, virgin Mary with flowers
another world famous painting: cheating lovers
noble home (the gem of arm can see) and footman (he has the muscle line that does manual work) love each other, the color of pale skin of lover is the tonal that draws corpse commonly, represented them to have no hope tomorrow, the servant color of skin that peepeed carelessly forms sharp contrast, vivid and three-dimensional, touch the heart.
The name of this painting is forgotten.
Guide explanation: the depth of field from the left side is different from that from the right side. The perspective technique is very magical and represents the highest level of European oil painting at that time.
sculpture gallery ~
and other three museum, it was impossible for the czar’s money to buy can accumulate so many treasures, common aspiration and save money, save trouble by several times in the history of the famous battle, Russia also do not forget to conveniently when returned home in triumph to bring some trophies, such as France, Russia, in 1812 after the victory of war, unceremoniously from napoleon took over the treasures looted by the French people from Egypt, So there are still two sphinxes more than two thousand years ago standing on the Neva river on the island of vasily. The winter palace is specially equipped with Egyptian pavilions, including mummies and various Egyptian ancient relics.
various ancient Egyptian exhibits, the little boy is extremely interested in these.
Egyptian sarcophagus ~
palace square in front of the winter palace
palace square carriage ~
passing fans wearing funny headshots ~
street drummers vied with tourists to take pictures, of course they want tips.
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