Tomorrow at the State Tretyakov gallery will begin an exhibition with the majestic title Roma Aeterna – “Eternal Rome”. The corps of engineers, Lavrushinsky lane already brought 42 the masterpiece of the Vatican picture gallery (so in Ancient Greece called the collection of paintings).
According to the Director of the Tretyakov gallery of Zelfira Tregulova, the idea of the exhibition originated at the meeting of Vladimir Putin and Pope Francis I. Then the Russian President and the Pontiff agreed that the Vatican will send to Moscow their masterpieces, and Russia will be brought to Rome the collection of Russian icons.
the Exhibition opens with the oldest exhibit, the image of “Christ Blessing” of the XII century, which has never been seen outside the Vatican. It is followed by works by Italian artists created for the papacy since the middle ages, ending with the eighteenth century.
According to the creators of the exhibition, its main idea is to show the greatness of Rome, as a city and the center of several historic epochs.
– This exhibition highlights the art created for the papal Rome. Each of the paintings reflects some major storyline of Scripture and at the same time it is a masterpiece, in which artists embody a very deep, symbolic content, – said the Director of the gallery. – I would like that people who come to the exhibition have experienced the same sense of delight as the people who worked on it. The exhibition is aimed at a thoughtful audience who will be able to engage in dialogue with works by Caravaggio, Poussin, Bellini, and other artists. This is a unique chance to uncover essential meanings.
the Central hall, where he placed the masterpieces of Caravaggio, Poussin, and Raphael, the exhibition is made round.
– We have invited as the exhibition architect Sergei Tchoban, who along with me went to the Vatican, told Metro gallery Director Zelfira Tregulova. – He proposed to establish in the Central space of the exhibition area, which resembles the area of the Cathedral of St. Peter and the outline of Bernini’s colonnade.
the room Itself is a small exhibition and a lot of people make is unable. priceless paintings are protected with special diligence. In the halls will increase the number of caretakers, and visitors planning to start up groups.
We introduced a system of visits by sessions, said Tregulova. Every 30 minutes we are launching a new group.
a group of 100 people – 60 holders of e-tickets, another 30 will appear in the checkout. However, e-tickets until Feb sold, and the rest can only hope to 60 tickets per hour, which can be bought on the spot. Dealers at this time should not be – all tickets are personalized, so don’t forget to bring your ID.