If you have already walked through the state rooms of the Hermitage, I propose to dive deeper into the world of Dutch painting. This excursion is dedicated to one of its key figures, the brilliant Rembrandt van Rijn. You will explore the famous works of the master, from "Danae" to "Return of the Prodigal Son", catch the artist's handwriting and discover the deep meaning of the plots of his canvases. Group excursion Duration 1 hour Group size up to 6 people Children Allowed with children How it goes Other 1900 rubles per person
What awaits you
Immersion in the work of Dutch masters We will focus on the Hermitage Hall, which contains paintings by Rembrandt van Rijn, the great Dutch master of the 17th century. The focus will be on 20 paintings by the artist's brush, as well as several works by his closest students. Without overloading you with art criticism terms, I will help you grasp the essence of the Dutch school of painting and understand the most famous works of Rembrandt: each of them is designed to deeply comprehend human values and awaken sensuality, which is so lacking in everyday life
"Read" Rembrandt's masterpieces Through the analysis of the plots of world famous canvases, you will touch not only the creative, but also the personal life of the master. For example, find out what events in Rembrandt's life were reflected in the unusual interpretation of the Greek myth "Danae". We will talk about the human tragedy, which is reflected in the canvas "Descent from the Cross". Let's remember the enduring values, faith and trust that are captured on the canvas "The Sacrifice of Abraham." And the main center of attraction for us will, of course, be "The Return of the Prodigal Son" - the pinnacle of Rebrandt's work. You will consider the most important details of the picture and immerse yourself in its plot, which invariably gives rise to reflection on humanity, forgiveness, wisdom and spiritual greatness.
Who is the excursion for?
For those who are especially interested in the work of Rembrandt and want to get acquainted in more detail with Dutch painting.
- The tour starts at 4:50 pmbecause at 17:50 all visitors are already asked to leave the Hermitage. We ask you not to be late! Unfortunately, the guide is not able to answer calls during the tour.
- Tickets to the Hermitage not included in the cost. You buy them yourself. There are three options: 1) On the Internet on the official website of the Hermitage (730 rubles for an adult): be sure to print your tickets and go to the Hermitage 40 minutes before the tour. 2) Through the machines in the courtyard of the Winter Palace (700 rubles for an adult): such a ticket gives the right to skip the line, but is valid only for 1 day. 3) At the box office of the General Staff (700 rubles for an adult): I must say that you buy tickets to the Winter Palace.
- The Hermitage is closed on Mondays.
The excursion starts at the Jordan Stairs in the Hermitage. You will find out the exact meeting point immediately after booking.