Gorky's House (Ryabushinsky Mansion), Moscow

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Gorky's House (Ryabushinsky Mansion) features a collection of the writer's personal items, as well as his rich library. The mansion is an exquisite example of early 20th-century Art Nouveau. Fyodor Shekhtel designed the house as a work of art for a rich industrialist, and Stalin later gave it to Gorky in 1931. Inside, admire the sculpted doorways, stained-glass windows, and ceiling murals. Notice the orchid frieze that runs all around the house. The carved stone staircase is a highlight, which features naturalist elements, such as flowers, snails, and jellyfish. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Gorky's House (Ryabushinsky Mansion) by using our Moscow vacation planner.
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  • Very interesting place! One of the finest examples of Art Nouveau in Moscow. Built in the early 20th century all known and revered now Schechtel. Ryabushinsky House is one of the debut of his works. I wonder what Ryabushinsky House was taken to the chapel of the old 3 m "hidden" floor, but short-lived entrepreneur enjoyed symi benefits fairly quickly replaced the Royal power came to power tips and Ryabushinsky "have dispossessed", after which he and his family left with grief in Milan. However, the House was empty for a long time, until year 1931 which just was not there. In the end, the House gained his last guest-Maxim Gorky, who conducted it last 5 years of his life. In the House on a small Ball all done with the idea that each element intended Shekhtel symbolic and carries a hidden meaning: is ladder and wave their pink curly crests; and columns of jellyfish floating proudly over the visitors (symbols of wisdom and spiritual harmony); and bright mosaics at the main entrance. The internal furniture and paintings of the premises had a hand Vrubel, that gives the House a special magical mysticism. Maxim Gorky in the bedroom hangs a few fun pictures-this is a copy of the "Madonna Litta", a beautiful landscape Nois, painting "sunset over Naples" (copy)-bitter, as is well known, liked Italy. This magical lodge on chicken legs "at present belongs to the Institute of world literature, but it also works successfully Maxim Gorky House-Museum! Entrance cost approximately 100 p for student, vnel'gotnyj ticket will cost no more than 300 p, but if you want to photograph, you need to pay another 150. In General, an interesting place, be sure to visit people into architecture or honor the creativity of Maxim Gorky! Actually, two-in-one)
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  • This is one of my favorites. Gorky's house is so interesting and if you like Art Nouveau you will love it.  more »
  • Museum-apartment of Bitter is valuable in that it contains only the original stuff. Such museums can be counted on the fingers of one hand. Interesting he interwoven fates. The main building-a former ryabushinsky mansion, where in 30-years lived with his son, Maxim Gorki, near a wing for household needs and workers, in which the 40-years lived the writer Alexey Tolstoy. Maxim Gorky wrote in this House "life Klima Samgina" and Tolstoy-"Walking purgatory". So you can see immediately the Museum 2. Gorky returned from Italy "at the request of the workers", and he chose House richer. But, interestingly, the writer himself was against living in mansions. He said that what will people living in hellish conditions, stable, coming in such a House. Parallel pass before us the fate of the former owners of the Manor Ryabushinskys-famous dynasty of industrialists-old believers and proletarian poet. And the fate of the famous architect Shekhtel, who was made an order of the House. The whole House is full of mysteries and characters. The House has a secret Chapel, hidden from the eye. All the Interior is made in the same style. The main accent serves wavy staircase leading up somewhere, straight to the sky. In the House there is the library, a collection of netsuke, who loved to collect. The House came the most famous people of the time. He died a bitter at dacha in Gorki, just 2 years after experiencing the tragic death from lung disease his son Maxim. Tragically ended the life of the architect Shekhtel, at the end of his life he actually stayed on the street and died from the disease in poverty. Went abroad Rjabushinskie, creating the largest production in Russia. House just breathes history. It's alive.
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