French impressionists Collection of Hermitage
Explore the Hermitage's Superb Collection of Modern European Art with Our Courator-Led Tour
The French Impressionist Curator-led Tour acquaints with the vast exhibition of French painting of the late 19th and early 20th centuries that is displayed in the newly renovated General Staff building, located across from the Main Hermitage Complex. Almost all the great figures of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism are well represented: Monet, Renoir, Sisley, Pissarro, Degas, Cezanne, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Matisse and Picasso – those who rendered their fleeting impressions in vibrant colors and ushered in a new perspective on reality, a new concept of beauty, a new era.
The Tour will place the Impressionists in the company of their predecessors, contemporaries and successors, including both kindred spirits and competing movements. As many of these paintings were nationalized in the revolution from private collections and some were taken as trophies from Germany in 1945, the Curator will also discuss touchy subjects such as reclamation of the works, private claims of ownership and the decision of the Hermitage to show its collections "plainly and openly" to everyone.
NOTE: The prices for the Hermitage Curator-led Tours depend on a group size, the type of the Tour and yours preferences