14 Dec 2010


The bookmark with the famous paintings from the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Sent by Marina. I'm happy I had a possibility to visit that museum - it's really amazing, and one day is not enough to see everything :)

The State Hermitage is a museum of art and culture in Saint Petersburg, Russia. One of the largest and oldest museums of the world, it was founded in 1764 by Catherine the Great and open to the public since 1852. Its collections comprise nearly 3 million items, including the largest collection of paintings in the world.

The paintings on the bookmark:
Vincent van Gogh "Cottages" (1890)
Henri Matisse "Dance" (fragment, 1910)
Pierre Auguste Renoir "Portrait of the Artist Jeanne Samary" (1878)
Camille Pissarro "Place du Theatre Francais, Paris" (1898)

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