Vrubel Museum of Fine Arts, Omsk
Vrubel Museum of Fine Arts in Omsk
The museum was established in 1924. Its collection is unique and diverse. It consists of works of European art of the XVI-XIX centuries: canvas of artists of Italia, Britain, France, Spain and Denmark. The works of Russian painters - Venetsianov, Aivazovsky, Kramskoy, Shishkin, Levitan, Vereshchagin, Repin – is also widely represented. A collection of the decorative and applied art deserves a particular interest. Its uniqueness is explained, to a large extent, with the presence of gold items which dated back to Scythian-Sarmatian period. This is a rarity for Siberian museums. Russian iconography of the XVII century - early XX century is presented by the icons made in the European part of Russia, the Urals and Siberia.