Hermitage Masterpieces

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KOCH Vision Premiered Jan 01, 2004 Unknown

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Hermitage Masterpieces

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Hermitage Masterpieces is a revealing art documentary that brings viewers inside the walls of Russia's formidable Hermitage Museum. Located in St. Petersburg, the Hermitage was founded by Catherine the Great in 1764 and contains one of the largest and most impressive art collections anywhere on Earth. This video provides in-depth examinations of the most famous and beloved works on display at the Hermitage, including the gigantic Egyptian collection that was amassed at the personal request of Catherine the Great. Other collections covered include the treasure galleries (which feature jewelry crafted between the 4th millennium BC and the 20th century AD), the Knight's Hall (containing arms and armor from Western Europe), Russian art, and the large Flemish Baroque collection. Few art lovers can afford to fly to Russia on a whim; Hermitage Masterpieces gives viewers the next best thing to a personal tour through this breathtaking museum, and should not be missed by anyone who appreciates objects of great beauty.

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Season 1 : Episode 18

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    Categories

    Arts, Documentary

    Themes

    History, Painting