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National Art Museum of Ukraine, Kiev

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Art Museum
The National Art Museum of Ukraine is a museum dedicated to Ukrainian art in Kiev, Ukraine.ArchitectureIt is located in a building that was constructed in 1898 by architect Vladislav Gorodetsky for the Kiev City Museum. It was in fact a remake of the talented Moscow architect Petr Boitsov who failed to receive a government license. The building was originally designed as a museum for the local society of patrons of arts and antique lovers. The facade of the building conveys a neoclassical architecture form - precise reproduction of a six-column porch of Doric order with entablature, triglyphs, metopes and frieze decoration depicting the Triumph of Arts. The architectural composition featuring figures of gryphons and large concrete lions at the top of the stairs were created by an Italian sculptor, Emilio Sala. On the construction of the building was expended 249,000 rubles with only 100,000 paid by the government of Russian Empire. Another 108,000 rubles were paid by the Tereshchenko family who also created the Museum of Western and Oriental Art in Kiev. At first, at the first floor was located exhibition of the Russian archeologist Vikentiy Khvoyka who moved to Kiev from the Kingdom of Bohemia. The museum officially opened just before Christmas on 23 December 1904 as the Kiev Industrial Arts and Science museum of Emperor Nicholas II. The first director of museum became Mykola Biliashivsky.
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  • Picture perfect-full delight, waiting from visiting completely justified. But I would like to write about the service. For starters, I am not allowed to go into the Hall with a backpack (although normal backpack, not a tourist). More than two hours had to wear all the documents, money and equipment into the hands of. It was extremely uncomfortable. Later in the Hall saw a couple with a baby in a stroller. Paradox-with sidecar with a backpack and no. Poor lighting in some rooms. But most saddened by the skills of the workers in the halls-the basic questions they could not answer. I understand that they are not guides but not ordinary guards. Yet the Museum is cool enough. In summer it is even a plus, but in March when +10 outdoors and winter season I froze even sweater. But the overall impression of the Museum. In a kind of stupor, however, plunged the works of artists of the period of independent Ukraine-very amateur. A complete delight from icons and works of artists of the 19-early 20 centuries, and canvasses. Said-It's easy! Really liked the exhibition of works by t. Yablonskaya, mentally.
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  • The Museum with its interesting collection of icons and paintings. Unique icons 17 century period called "Cossack Baroque", as well as the philosophical paintings of the same period in which artists through the lens of philosophy tried to comprehend the religious dogmas. For such in Spain, think Inquisition would be quickly sent to the bonfire. And great painting 19-20 centuries, got a lot of pleasure from the exposition. Museum of horrible old and neuhozhennyj, but it's not spoiled the experience! It is recommended to visit
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  • Very nice museum, went there only once, Aug 2015, seen many different kinds of arts including oil paintings, as well as sculptures by Rodan. So fine to see beautiful arts there!  more »
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  • Nice place to be. Can join special classes being offered here in relation to drawing & painting. Some of the painting & drawing demonstrated here are master piece. Must to see place if you are interested in Art.
  • Small, which is perfect for me. A good mix of temporary and permanent exhibitions. Cheap entry fee. I will be back.
  • Small, so not overwhelming. Excellent pieces of Ukrainian art from different times.
  • Great building! But paintings are mostly mediocre.
  • Old, interesting atmosphere of the museum with many different interesting Art's old and new... It's only part of Painting uploaded. If you want to see more you should go to the museum!!!