The Tretyakov Gallery
There are many interesting galleries in our country. The Tretyakov gallery is one of the famous and the well known picture galleries in our country and all over the world. The state Tretyakov Gallery is situated in a Russian - looking building in the center of Moscow. This gallery is named after its founder Peter Tretyakov. He began to collect Russian paintings in 1856. He wanted these paintings to be seen by people. This gallery and collections of paintings were nationalized in 1918. The gallery has got many halls. One of them is devoted to the great Russian painters of the 18th and 19th centuries. We can see pictures by such painters as Serov, Repin, Ivanov, Levitan and others. I liked the painting "Trinity" by Andrey Rublev. This work reflects the life and soul of the Russian people. The first works in Tretyakov's collection were the paintings of the "Peredvizniki". The collector bought paintings "Morning in a Pine Wood" by Shishkin and "Ivan Tsarevich on the Grey Wolf" by Vasnetsov. If you go to the State Tretyakov Gallery you can see the landscapes. "After Rain" and "Golden Autumn". These paintings by Levitan are beauiful. There are some paintings by Repin in the Tretyakov Gallery. His paintings are connected with the history of our country. For example, his painting "Ivan Grozny and his Son Ivan". There are a self-portrait of Repin in this hall. This gallery has many new exhibits now. You can see works of the painters of the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century there. I like works by Gerasimov best of all. I think that he is a very talented painter.