5 Longest Queue in Russia since the 90s

Russians are willing to queue for hours to fill their bellies, buy the latest devices, admire the artwork, and get blessings.

The Saint Nicholas Heritage of Myra

The Saint Nicholas Heritage of Myra (2017)

All Russia agreed to temporarily carry the legacy of Saint Nicholas when Patriarch Kirill and Pope Francis of Moscow temporarily brought the legacy of Saint Nicholas from Bari – Italy to Moscow, most of the Orthodox congregations in Russia were overexcited.

Every day, hundreds of buses from all over Russia bring pilgrims to the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow. During the 52-day exhibition period, around one million people visited the cathedral. The average queue duration reaches six hours. A 61-year-old woman was injured and lost two teeth because of the riots in the queue. Fortunately, it was the only casualty among pilgrims even though the Russian capital was hit by a devastating storm that killed 18 people.

Valentin Serov Exhibition

Valentin Serov Exhibition (2016)

Valentin Serov is a famous painter in Russia, he managed to produce many famous works of art in the 19th and 20th centuries. Not surprisingly, for the past 50 years, the exhibition of the works of the artist in 2016 was said to be the most visited art exhibition in Russia.

Freezing temperatures up to -23 ° C doesn’t even discourage people from waiting for five hours. Visited by half a million people, the 117-day exhibition was extended for a week to give more people the chance to see it. Although the exhibition time has been extended, the public has begun to feel that the gallery will not be able to accommodate all those who are curious. Finally, some impatient people forced their way into the Tretyakov National Gallery. Anything did for art!

Ivan Aivazovsky Exhibition

Ivan Aivazovsky Exhibition (2016)

In the same year, the Tretyakov Gallery held another major event, the Ivan Aivazovsky art exhibition. Aivazovsky’s works attract more people than Serov. Therefore, the gallery prepares exhibitions much better for art lovers. Not only that, but the gallery was also even able to reduce various incidents and cut queue time. However, those who did not buy tickets online were forced to queue for days.

Cingulum Theotokos

Cingulum Theotokos (2011)

An inheritance in the form of a cingulum or belt which, according to some Orthodox congregations, was given by Our Lady to Thomas as a symbol of blessing, was brought to Russia from Greece in 2011.

It was exhibited in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Ekaterinburg, and a number of other cities throughout the country. For 70 days and visited by 552 thousand pilgrims, including President Putin. As a result, traffic was paralyzed and the surrounding roads were blocked because the queue lasted for five hours.

McDonald's first in Russia

McDonald’s first in Russia (1990)

McDonald’s first in the Soviet Union opened on January 31, 1990. Thousands of Soviet citizens lined up for the sake of tasting the American fast food restaurant menu—the line snaking for several kilometers on Pushkinskaya ploshchad in the center of Moscow.

That day, McDonald’s sold more than 30 thousand hamburgers; set a new record for the fast-food company. The queue lasted for more than six hours.

5 of the Largest Art Parks in Russia

Nikola-Lenivets is a place where the Archstoyanie Festival takes place every year on an area of ​​300 hectares. Russian and foreign artists, designers, and artists took part in the largest art festival in Russia.

In Nikola, Lenivets always celebrate the Archstoyani Festival, which is located in the village of Kaluga Oblast (225 km southwest of Moscow). Every year, participants do monumental artwork that is spread over an area of ​​300 hectares, in the midst of traditional Russi

This year’s flagship work is an installation called Ugrouena, which is made from vines painted in different colors and hung on 28 pillars as high as 12 meters. His name is a combination of the words Ugra (the name of the river that runs through the village) and Rouen (a French city whose cathedral is so prominent in Claude Monet’s works).

“From the combination of colors created by Claude Monet, from pixels, from these small vines, we make works of art that are almost the same size as the Rouen Cathedral,” said Nikolay Polissky, Festival Initiator and creator of Ugrouena, who paid tribute to the star objects in the famous work series Monet

The vines used in the installation are collected from nearby local marshes, then cleaned, wound with wire, boiled in an oven, spun, and soaked in an antiseptic for 24 hours to prevent it from rotting. The idea is that someone standing under the “arch” of the installation feels as if they find themselves in the picture.

Here is a guide to other works of art that must be seen in this art park.

Lighthouse

Lighthouse (2004)

The 18-meter high lighthouse was assembled for three months without nails and stood next to the Trinity Church at the bend of the Ugra River. “We made a lighthouse for one simple reason: What else should be built on the riverbank? There is a dead tree standing here, and we turn it into a lighthouse, “explained Polissky.

Rotunda

Rotunda (2009)

The Rotunda is a round wooden house in the middle of a field that was built in 2009 and is the highest point in the village. There are 21 old wooden doors around the ground floor of the house equipped with a fireplace in the middle. The door that the visitors keep opening and closing creates the impression that the house is “talking.” The Rotunda also has stairs to take visitors to its flat roof.

Beaubourg

Beaubourg (2013)

One of the most famous works of art in this park is an installation called Beaubourg (referring to the Pompidou Center in Paris, aka Beaubourg). It is 22 meters high, comparable to a seven-story building. There is an observation deck on it that offers views of the entire Nikola-Lenivets. Once you are in the installation, you will feel that all the “pipes” are in constant motion.

Universal-Mind

Universal Mind (2012)

If someone is looking for universal intelligence, this seems like the right place to start. This large wooden brain is 14 meters in diameter and surrounded by a row of luxurious pillars. This is an ironic project inspired by the pseudoscience TV program. “I heard in one program that a giant computer is being built, which will analyze all information from humans and sell ideas,” Polissky said.

Arch

Arch (2012)

This arch-shaped installation resembles a portal that stands at the border of a field and forest. You can go inside, climb up a curve, or go down to find an “artist room” that holds installations every year.

Visiting Tips

Thousands of people come to this art park located in the Ugra National Park area every year. Visitors are advised to bring tents, because hotel accommodations may already be full. It also brings a bicycle because of the vast park area, and it is impossible to explore on foot in a few days.

The amazing blend of blue sky and pink water is the main attraction of Lake Burlinskoye in Altai, Russia.

Olga Chernysheva’s Most Popular Painting Describes Russian Reality

Did you know that there is an artist who can produce paintings that are difficult to distinguish from camera results? Russia Beyond presents the best work of Alexei Butirskiy, one of Russia’s masters of hyper-realism.

Moscow hyper-realist painter Alexei Butirskiy is in the elite ranks of modern Russian artists. His works have become an inseparable part of many galleries and private collections in France, Britain, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Canada, and the United States.

Butirskiy’s favorite theme is the view of the city: life in big cities and residents, roads at night covered with snow or heavy rain.

Moscow is Alexei’s favorite object, but he also doesn’t forget other cities. His paintings also show night views of Prague, Venice, and Amsterdam.

The image of the city in Butirskiy’s paintings is always portrayed in the evenings or at night because only then is the life of the city appearing after it was filled with people. This winter city view gives a nice and warm impression. Even though the night is cold and there are layers of thick snow on the tile, one can see the lights in each flat. There is life there.

Butirskiy likes to describe cafes in the city and its customers. Here, the artist is also not free from his distinctive style: the streets are calm and peaceful; some visitors sit in a cafe shortly before closing. No excitement, only peace.

Alexei doesn’t like to copy the original place. Cameras can do this, and this doesn’t require artists. The most important element, he said, is remembering the original impressions of a place and changing it in the brain. Then, the artist expresses his feelings to paintings and also to people.

Alexei’s greatest source of inspiration is life itself. “I found calm and harmony around me,” he said.

Russian art critics say the variations in light, luminescence quality and darkness found in Butirskiy’s paintings remind us of works by Caravaggio and Claude de Lorraine.

Many Alexei paintings depict heavy rain in the city. He said that the art of painting and its variation itself was amazing. He was sure, and there was no bad weather to describe.

The Surrealist Art of Russian Youth Makes Goosebumps, Dare to See?

In the last decade, the creativity of artists, especially those who work in surrealism, has become increasingly undeniable. Even the surrealist art began to favor among millennials, one of them was an 18-year-old Russian man, Andrey Tyurin.

Tyurin’s talent looks so brilliant in combining various ideas and social issues using above-average photography and photos skills and is very professional. Seeing her young age, various artists were amazed and optimistic about the future of this blonde-haired artist.
Here are the works of Tyurin that he often uploads on his social media account @arkflawless ranging from unique to making goosebumps.

Imagine having breakfast with the menu in the following picture?


The meaning in this, can anyone explain?


Allusions for you who often make small talk


What is the meaning behind this orange peel?


Stay optimistic even though the body has been eaten away like an apple

Is the race cool?


Again quipped, the habit of eating instant food is very good


For those of you who pretend too often


From now on you have to care more about the environment


For those who have trypophobia, don’t look!

Nadya Rusheva, Young and Talented Soviet Artist Who Died at Age 17

His artworks are exhibited throughout the world, and he leaves behind more than 10,000 paintings, drawings, and illustrations of classical literature. Unfortunately, he died at a very young age.

Nadya Rusheva’a’s father was a theater artist, and maybe he never imagined that one day he would spend his life savings on promoting his daughter’s artistic heritage rather than his work.

To become an artist, Nikolay Rushev was invited to the Tuva Music Theater, in Siberia. And there, he met Tuva’s first ballerina named Natalia Ajikmaa (his future wife). In 1950, they moved to the city of Ulan-Bator in Mongolia, and Nikolay continued to work as a theater artist while Natalia began teaching ballet.

In 1952, Ajikmaa gave birth to Nadya, and soon they moved to Moscow. For a long time, the couple did not teach Nadya to read or write because they did not want to fix it and let it develop itself. At the age of 5, Nadya began to draw on her own.

Cosette

The couple read him many books, and Nikolay even remembered that when he told the tale of Tsar Saltan from Alexander Pushkin, Nadya managed to draw 35 illustrations of the story, and all of them looked good.

In 1964, Yunost, one of the leading magazines in the Soviets, published Nadya paintings. The magazine also holds exhibitions in several regions namely, Moscow, Leningrad, Poland, Romania, Czechoslovakia, and India.

Nadya was very interested in literature and made illustrations for essays such as Eugene Onegin, War and Peace, Master and Margarita, and so on.

Meeting of Bacchus and Nymph

In her memoir, her father remembers that he read Tolstoy’s novel when he was 13 years old.

“Three years later, there were 400 drawings and sketches in his file,” he wrote. After watching the film adaptation of the story of Tolstoy produced by Italy-US, Nadya idolized actors and actresses such as Audrey Hepburn, Henry Fonda, and Mel Ferrer.

Yelena, the wife of the famous Russian writer Mikhail Bulgakov, saw Nadya’s work from Master and Margarita, which made her truly captivated. Nikolay even wrote that Nadya drew a Margarita figure very similar to Yelena, who was a prototype of Margarita, without seeing it.

Mother of the World for Peace

Nadya then plans to make illustrations for the works of William Shakespeare, Alexander Blok, Mikhail Lermontov, and many others.

But on March 6, 1969, while at school, Nadya lost consciousness and died from a brain hemorrhage.

Master and Margarita

She is a simple and quiet schoolboy, with extraordinary talent and enthusiasm. Nadya was supposed to be 66 years old on January 31 yesterday.

Her father has retained his son’s talent inheritance, and since her death, he has held many exhibitions throughout the world and published a book of paintings and a memoir from Nadya.

Many Russian artists are known for their distinctive work. Did you know that Alexei Butirskiy can paint pictures that look like photographs?

8 Museums in Sankt Petersburg That Located Near Altai Palace Casino

St. Petersburg offers various collections of museums in Russia which are also a precious shelter of the country’s common heritage. Here are several museums in the northern capital of Russia that will satisfy all tourists.

Hermitage National Museum

Hermitage Museum

Unlike many important museums in all the world, the Hermitage Museum from the 18th century was not only built as a palace to store works of art but also as the location of the imperial residence. That is why, all visitors will be treated to a collection of giant art from all over the world, dating from the Stone Age to the 20th century, with luxurious and authentic Baroque to Empirical interiors, matching epics designed in each room.

In this museum, all visitors can admire the many furniture, rugs, textiles, eating utensils, tea utensils, and works of art from all over the world, scattered throughout the room, belonging to the dining room, bedroom, throne, and certainly in as many extensive galleries.

Some of the most popular exhibits in this museum are the Scythian gold collection, Madonna paintings by Leonardo and Raphael, collections by Rubens, Poussin, Rembrandt, Titian, and as many as other French impressionist and modernist artists.

Russian Museum

Russian-Museum

 

Like the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow, this museum holds many of Russia’s most important art collections, like iconic medieval paintings, classified as legendary works by Andrei Rublev, to canvas paintings of all contemporary artists.

The museum’s main exhibition hall shows a collection of the wealthiest classic paintings from the 18th century to the 19th century, starting from the works of Karl Mikhail Vrubel and Alexander Ivanov to Bryullov and Nikolai Roerich. The museum also holds as many masterpieces as famous Russian artists, such as Malevich, Kandinsky, and others. The collection is located at the Mikhailovsky Palace, an architectural monument from the epics of Classicism.

The museum complex also includes several different St. Petersburg palaces and Sad Letny (Summer Garden) created according to Peter the Great’s orders.

Marble Palace

This is one of the most prominent palaces with early classical styles, designed by Antonio Rinaldi, an Italian architect in 1768 – 1785. Yekatarina the Great fostered this palace for her lover, Prince Grigory Orlov.

Now, the Marble Palace is a branch of the Russian Museum. In particular, this is the ‘museum in the museum’: among the rooms at Marble Palace, the Ludwig Museum in the Russian Museum which showcases the works of famous German collectors Peter and Irene Ludwig. The exhibition consisted of the work of all 20th-century artists, like Joseph Beuys, Jeff Koons, Andy Warhol, Cy Twombly, and Andy Warhol.

Kunst camera

The largest anthropology and ethnography museum in the world was founded by Pyotr the Great, who is a collector of antiques. Now the museum collection includes as many rare objects from many cultures and continents, including ancient porcelain from China and medieval Indian weapons, to ritual objects of Indian tribes in North America. However, the location of the very famous exhibition is the anatomy section which stores collections of conjoined twins and sirenomelia (mermaid syndrome), collected from the 18th century by Dutch anatomist Frederik Ruysch.

Fortress of Petropavlovskaya

This area is the central area of the many branches of the Saint Petersburg history museum. In 1703 the museum was built on Zayachy Island on the orders of Pyotr the Great. In its development, the museum was used more or less like a prison.

Here comes the tradition of firing cannons every midday since the 1730s. This tradition is still held today. Among the historical buildings in this architectural housing estate, there is Petropavlovskiy Cathedral designed by Domenico Trezzini, with the tombs of all Russian emperors, as well as the residence of the Emperor Pyotr I ship which is the construction of the first ship of the Russian fleet.

Fabergé Museum

This individual museum was established using a collection purchased by Russian billionaire Viktor Vekselberg in 2004 from experienced heir Malcolm Forbes. This collection is most valuable and collects not a few of Carl Fabergé’s precious jewelry.

As an element of the agreement, the museum also received a number of interesting collections from the legendary House of Fabergé, classified as nine imperial Easter eggs – decorative artwork that was designed exclusively for all Russian tsars. Because it is located in Shuvalov Palace, this museum deserves attention. For example, in the first half of the 19th century was an architectural eclecticism.

New Museum

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This individual museum owned by businessmen and connoisseurs of art Aslan Chekhoev is dedicated to 20th and 21st-century Russian art. The museum collection consists of the work of all nonconformist, conceptualist and contemporary artists from Francisco Infante and Dmitry Krasnopevtsev. Unfortunately, the exhibition was not held on a regular schedule because the museum administrators preferred to stay titled and monographic exhibitions. Every year, there are up to six exhibitions in this two-story building.

 

Erarta Museum of Modern Art

This giant individual museum collection concentrated on the work of all Russian artists from the postwar years to the present. Even exhibitions on figurative paintings contain collections of video art, photography, installations, and statues.

In addition to exhibitions, museums often hold concerts and other appearances, even plunging into art projects. Thanks to this museum, a female pilot statue by Dmitry Shorin can decorate Pulkovo Sankt Petersburg Airport.

Casino Resort and Beautiful Scenery After Museum Trip

Altai Palace Casino

After eight rounds of Museums Trip, you can relax your self and enjoy many beautiful sceneries at The “Altai Palace Casino.” Located in Gorno-Altaysk, this place was opened in 2014. Probably the closest casino you can ever find near St. Petersburg. This place serves a lot of gambling table, like the one you can find at a live casino. You name it, Poker, Black Jack, Baccarat, Roulette and more than 100 slots machine for you to sit, play, and enjoy your time.

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7 Artworks by Kazimir Malevich What You Need to Know

Born in Kiev in 1878, the Ukrainian-Russian painter Avant-garde Kazimir Malevich was the foremost pioneer in 20th-century abstract art, whose increasingly clear works shifted from Cubo-Futurism to the basis of the Suprematism art movement. We explore ten very captivating works, from the familiar Black Box to Suprematist Composition, among very expensive Russian paintings in art history.

Red Square (Realism of Female Farmers in Two Dimensions)
Russian State Museum – 1915

Part of the collection at the Russian State Museum in Saint Petersburg, the 1915 activity Malevich Red Square (the Realism of Peasant Female Farmers in Two Dimensions) – a rather shaky red parallelogram against a transparent white background – perhaps very abstract, but indisputable symbolism of paint recommended by the captive subtitle. Recently exhibited on a retrospective of Malevich at Tate Modern in London – the first British retrospection of artists – Observer of art critic Laura Cumming talks about the red box, “Even after a century of abstract art, nothing seems so radical as this simple, stunning format.”

Black box
Galeri Tretyakov – 1915

Praised by Tate as “a sophisticated monochrome masterpiece,” the Black Box is an abstract art scene that was demonstrated at one time the Last Exhibition of Futurist Painting 0.10 in 1915 and marked the start of Malevich Suprematism – a new, non-objective art style characterized by geometric and monochromatic palettes reflected by artists as expressions of pure feeling, not exploring practical value, no ideas, no” promised land. Along with not a little of Malevich’s work, the Black Box vanished from public view after his death in 1935 after socialist realism was designated as the legitimate artistic style of the Soviet Union. It was not returned to display again until 1980.

Suprematist Composition
Private Collection – 1916

Painted in 1916, the same year that Malevich wrote the Suprematist Manifesto, Suprematist Composition created art history when it was marketed for $ 60 million in 2008 at Sotheby’s in New York, making it the most expensive Russian painting ever auctionedMalevich traveled with the Warsaw Soup Composition in 1927 to see his exhibition and also in Berlin, along with many other works, to be saved in Germany. Later left in a safe location for German architects and authors, Hugo Häring who was reportedly selling the painting to the Stedelijk Amsterdam Museum, the Suprematist composition remained in the Netherlands for the next 50 years to be reversed to Malevich’s heir before the auction.

The Knife Grinder (Shimmering Principle)
Yale University Art Gallery – 1912-1913

A man was working Cubo-Futurist Malevich, The Knife Grinder – Located in the Yale University Art Gallery in New Haven, Connecticut – combining elements of geometry and cubist fragmentation with Futurism’s creative energy. Painted between 1912 and 1913, The Knife Grinder reflects a man working hard against an industrial background with an easy array of colorful metallic colors and fragments multiplied to encourage energy and movement.

Mystical Suprematism (Black Cross on a Red Oval)
Private Collection – 1920-1922

Malevich, Mystical Suprematism (Black Cross on the Red Oval) – Praised by Simon Shaw, deputy head of sales elements for Sotheby’s Impressionist and Modern Art, “the moment when Malevich was in a very radical, iconoclastic and strong position” – marketed in 2015 equivalent to $ 37.7 million. While the paintings, which were created in the early 1920s, did not scoop enough not a little at the auction as the work of Malevich Suprematist Composition, it remained among the most expensive Russian paintings ever marketed – there with works belonging to Wassily Kandinsky Study for Improvisation 8 and belonging Nikolai Roerich Madonna Laboris.

Suprematism, Construction 18th
Private Collection – 1915

Compared to Suprematist works that are higher than Malevich, Suprematism, 18th Construction went for a song when it was marketed in Sotheby’s 2015 auction in London for only £ 21.4 million ($ 33.8 million). Declared by Sotheby’s as “an avant-garde work of the 20th century,” Suprematism, 18th construction was painted in 1915. In the style of Suprematism which is often minimalist, this work is dominated by a format like black trapezoid which is supported by four colored geometric arrangements and rests on what named artists on the ‘white cliff’ from a cruel and colorless setting.

Women with Buckets: Dynamic Settings
Museum of Modern Art – 1912-1913

Quite the same in the composition and theme of The Knife Grinder and painted at the same time, Malevich’s Woman with Ember: Dynamic Settings is a further example of the period of the Cubo-Futurist artists. Work – one of its interconnected abstractions, geometric and cold formats, metallic tones reveals a hard-working peasant woman – had been loaned to the Museum of Modern Art since 1935 until the New York City institution ended in 1960.

From the Museum of Dreams to the Museum of Sin – Six Strangest Museums in Russia

Besides the museums that offer beauty, like the Hermitage Museum in Sankt Petersburg and the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow, Russia also has many strange museums that deserve to be included in your visit when visiting the Red Bear Country.

Visiting the location of a sophisticated Russian farmer in a remote village, playing the best Soviet video games from the 70s, watching the ancient Russian magic world, living in the dream world of Sigmund Freud, you can do this by visiting these fantastic Russian museums.

Sigmund Freud’s Museum of Dreams

Sigmund Freud shows that dreams are not limited to ‘sleeping flowers’ from the mind that is resting, but ‘the path leads to the unconscious’ which sends us to an unlimited adventure about the world and yourself. The Institute of Psychoanalysis is in one of the old buildings that stood in Saint Petersburg since the 19th century.

This is one of three museums in the world dedicated to the inventor of a revolutionary theory of dreams. The museum is in the form of an installation room with unequal surfaces, filled with mirrors and shadows, to create a waking effect from dreams for visitors.

Satir Ostap Bender Humor Museum

In Ilf and Petrov’s Soviet comedy novel “12 Chairs”, there is a scene that tells the plans of Ostap Bender holding an interplanetary chess tournament. The novel inspired the creation of a humor museum in the city of Kozmodemyansk. The museum is housed in an ancient trading residence. The objects in residence illustrate the novel-told chess tournament, and the lunch cafeteria described there until a barber shop has the name “Haircuts and Shaved Goats” (Cut Hair and Shave Goats).

Museum of Sin

For 30 years, experienced pathologist Yuri Schukin collected terrible collections: 700 containers containing members of the human body, organs, and seeds that had been preserved with alcohol. By going to this museum, we will enjoy the sensation of being trapped in a horror film: a charming-looking child and two layers of the brain, a five-eyed boy, a young man who has ears in his eyes, and various exclusive collections of museums that create nausea. But after visiting this museum, you are guaranteed to stop drinking alcohol, smoking or adultery.

Grandma Lida’s House Museum

Babushka (grandmother), Lida from Stroevskoe Village, has a collection of location objects living on the steps and clothes of ancient farmers in her house. He took a tour and held special classes such as how to grind wheat into cereal using small presses or cook dry porridge. Here, visitors can try wearing traditional Russian village attire, singing chastushka songs while playing balalaika, or drinking tea from samovar while accompanied by home-made cakes.

Reptile Museum

This museum is currently in Privolzhsky Village. The village was formerly called Desa Gadovo (gad means ‘snake’ in ancient Russian) because the village was familiar as a ‘snake nest.’ Based on information from legends, this village used to be the Zmeevo Sea. Privolzhsky Village is also known as the birthplace of the legendary three-headed dragon Zmey Gorynych found in Russian fairy tales. Various types of snakes are now preserved in a museum located in this village.

Soviet Arcade Game Museum

This museum is currently in Privolzhsky Village. The village was formerly called Desa Gadovo (gad means ‘snake’ in ancient Russian) because the village was familiar as a ‘snake nest.’ Based on information from legends, this village used to be the Zmeevo Sea. Privolzhsky Village is also known as the birthplace of the legendary three-headed dragon Zmey Gorynych found in Russian fairy tales. Various types of snakes are now preserved in a museum located in this village.

Cluj-Napoca – The Capital of Romanian Art From Time to Time

Cluj-Napoca, the largest city of Transylvania, often gets not much attention from all travelers who come to the more famous tourist spots of the region. Even though Cluj indeed has no touching natural background of Braşov or Sighişoara or Sibiu’s harmonious architecture, Cluj is more than just creating a living and student-oriented café and artistic habits. This is also the home to the hottest place in the country for contemporary art, with suitable devices – in a former brush factory.

Cluj dates back to at least 106 AD, when it was a Roman settlement called Napoca – then a sophisticated double-barreled name, although the element ‘Napoca’ often fell into conversation. It vanished after the fall of Rome, and only began to reappear on the millennium map as Kolozsvár, a principal city in the rapidly expanding Hungarian kingdom. For centuries of conquest and competing claims, the city’s wealth returned to wax and faded. n the 18th and early 19th centuries Cluj (also known as Kolozsvár or Klausenburg, his German name) under the Austro-Hungarian Empire, had other additional duties acting as the capital of Transylvania. A Hungarian minority that is still quite large – for 20% of the population – creates a multiethnic city.

A little mainstream habit

Begin the exploration of our city in its heart, Unirii Pia, which is crowned in the middle by the impressive statue of Matthias Corvinus, the 15th-century Hungarian king (and the local boy doing good). Placement of monuments to the rulers of Hungary in the center of a sophisticated Romanian city signaled the history of the two countries. As entertainment for the locals, Matthias’s father (Iancu de Hunedoara) János Hunyadi who is respected and believed to be from Romanian nobility. The late Gothic treasure of the 14th century, just behind the statue stands the St Michael Catholic Church and still has the highest church tower in Transylvania.

The best museums in the city are all within walking distance of the Unirii Cathedral. The National Art Museum on the east side of the square is declared a sleepy affair. These locations lived mainly Romanian and 19th-century works, although there were many parts by Romanian painters and war painters Nicolae Grigorescu who deserved to be sought. The climax was the arrangement, the big baroque palace of the noble family Bánffy, who hosted the Habsburg Emperor Franz Joseph I on two occasions, in 1852 and 1887. The Pharmacy Museum at the end of the square’s northeast was pleasant. The tour was led by a ‘pharmacist’ in a white lab coat, which pointed towards (apparently ho-hum) problems of glass from ground mummy dust, symbols of medieval alchemists and bottles of aphrodisiac painted in the 18th century. The fire of another valuable habit is the Ethnographic Museum of Transylvania, many blocks west of the Unirii Region. The history of the life of the people of Transylvania is told on objects, classified as tools, weapons, toys, and location items that are just stairs.

Claim ‘avant-garde’ for fame

Not that easy, Cluj has arrived at the stage of international contemporary art. The Phaidon high brow publisher recently dubbed the city the City of the Future. The center of excitement is Fabrica de Peninsula, a former brush factory – now rehabilitated as a collective art – on the outskirts of the city, for 4 km east of the Unirii Cathedral.

Here, we will pursue six art galleries, belonging to familiar painter Adrian Ghenie Plan B (plan-b.ro) and Sabot (Galeria-sabot.ro), together with 37 studios scattered on four messy floors, barely changing from their factory. Day. There are stages for concerts, theater shows, and many other events. Check the web website to see if something has happened during your traffic. Guided tours, arranged in advance by telephone (0724 274 040) or email to madalina@fabricadepensule.ro, free of charge from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on weekdays.

Cafe scenes and clubs

Besides art, Cluj excels in cafes and clubs, not infrequently visited by 30,000 robust city student populations. Many of the best hangout locations gather near Piaa Muzeului, a quiet medieval north square in the Unirii Region. In summer, the square is decorated with tables and umbrellas for alfresco drinks until late at night.

Some of our favorite cafes in this location are classified as Casa Jazz, with dark and opaque interiors and not infrequently, something good (though not infrequently something jazz) plays on the sound system. This is a spectacular part of the ‘Big Easy’ in the center of Transylvania. A short walk is a newcomer, Str Georges Clemenceau 2 (Soviet). More Vladimir Lenin, which is part of Nicolae Ceaușescu, still plays a communist kitsch theme for extraordinary effects. Find a location to sit on the terrace and order yourself ‘Elena ‘- a combination of vodka-and-amaretto named after the most hated Ceaușescu’s wife. While in this part of town, try to bite the Camino, romantic boho location with delicious self-made pasta, and Cluj’s best cheesecake.

On the edge of the northern element of the Unirii Cathedral, climb the stairs of many flights and pass through many doors to chase the most hidden – and innermost Yolka Bar (Piaica Unirii 21). Its name is an ancient Russian word for pine trees, and indeed the walls are covered in green. Familiar coffee as the best in town and hot chocolate is also pretty good. Across the square on the south side, Joben Bistro is another cafe; this time the idea is ‘steampunk.’ The brick wall is neatly decorated with heavy industrial chalk, classified as wheels, levers, pulleys, and clocks. Ginger lemonade is the winner of summer, like food. Start with mashed bean soup seasoned with smoked pork and goat cheese, and follow with chicken curry drumsticks and black beans.

Make it a reality

Cheap airlines Wizz Air flies to Cluj-Napoca from many European destinations, and there are bus or train services from major cities in Romania. As the largest city in Transylvania, Cluj crawls with accommodation options. Backpackers have at least two of the best hostels to enter. Retro Youth Hostel has a relaxed atmosphere, and Transylvania Hostel, clustered near a leafy, cool courtyard on a hot day. Midrange travelers will appreciate the value of money at Hotel Central, which offers double air-conditioned rooms (with separate rest and sitting rooms) starting from € 60 a night.

Cases of Theft of Paintings by Familiar Artists in 2012-2019

The painting “Ai-Petri. Crimea” by Arkhip Kuinji on Sunday was stolen by unknown people from an exhibition at the Tretyakov Gallery. This was confirmed by the Ministry of Culture, the legitimate representative of the Russian Interior Ministry, Irina Volk, for RIA Novosti that police officers were digging the kidnappers.

The following is background information about the problems of painting theft by familiar artists in 2012 – 2019

2019

On January 27, an unknown person kidnapped the picture “Crimea. Ai-Petri” by Arkhip Kuindzhi from the construction of the Tretyakov Gallery at Lavrushinsky Lane in Moscow. The value of insurance, according to information from the Ministry of Culture, is 12 million rubles.

On January 11, a painting attributed to Italian Renaissance painter Michelangelo Buonarroti or his students Marcello Venusti was stolen from the Saint Ludger Church in the Zele commune in northwest Belgium Picture of the XVI century “Madonna del Silencio” reflects the holy family and John the Baptist in childhood. Images are created on wooden canvas measuring 14×99 centimeters.

2018

On November 26, a painting by French artist Pierre Auguste Renoir, which allegedly reached 160 thousand euros, was stolen from the location of the Dorotheum auction in Vienna. Supposedly, three men came to the auction residence location at 5:15 in the evening local time. After picking up a picture from the frame, they left the building past the rising door that was opposite and disappeared. Peace cameras record the suspicion of thieves. The police believe that all professionals are working.

On October 27, it was reported that a Moscow art merchant had contacted the police because of the disappearance of Isaac Levitan’s painting, The Last Snow. The applicant is expected to receive a canvas from an entrepreneur to sell, and then give it to an intermediary who stops communicating. The insured value of the painting is 30 thousand dollars.

On June fifteenth, it was discovered that the work of Banksy, a street art artist familiar with “Hunter Trolley” (Hunter Trolley), was stolen from an exhibition in Toronto, Canada. In a video published by the police, a man with a green sweater covered his face and a khaki-colored hat stepped on the room where the exhibition took place. Again he appeared with a portrait in his hand. The work of “Hunter Hunt” is estimated to reach 45 thousand dollars.

2017

On November 16, an unknown person stole a portrait of a familiar Italian artist Giorgio de Chirico from a museum in southern France. Based on information from the prosecutor, the guard of the Fine Arts Museum in the city of Beziers (Hérault department) after the discovery witnessed an empty frame at the location of the image. Presumably, the attacker shaved the canvas with a writing knife. Oil painting “Composition with self-portrait” has been around since 1926. The work is part of the collection of Jean Moulin – a native of Beziers and a hero of the Resistance movement.

On October 6, it is known that at St. Petersburg, paintings of familiar artists Vasily Polenov and Konstantin Korovin were stolen from the apartment of an old woman. The woman estimated the cost of the picture was 18 million rubles. Investigations believe that robbers are aware and have planned to kidnap for a long time because other retired valuables are not sent.

On September 30, a painting by familiar French artist Pierre Auguste Renoir “Portrait of a young blonde girl” stolen from an auction residence located west of Paris in the city of Saint-Germain-en-Leu, the location of the work was prepared for auction. Renoir’s work is felt like the main lot of 485 planned auction items. The committee wants to get 25-30 thousand euros for the portrait.

In April, in Monza (Italy), paintings of Rubens “Holy Family and Holy Anne” and Renoir “Girls in the Meadow” were stolen. In June 2018, law enforcement officers took five suspects in the theft of paintings. The kidnappers contacted two art merchants, disguised as Israeli businessmen and rabbis. The fraudsters wrote they were ready to pay 26 million euros for the activity. During the meeting, the paintings were placed in the trunk of a car, where all fraudsters fled from the seller. Investigations say that all criminals will plant them in the market again, but don’t have time to sell them back.

2016

In June, five paintings worth 30 million euros were stolen from the individual homes of an English expressionist colleague familiar to Francis Bacon. This is the biggest theft of paintings in Spain in many decades. The masterpiece kidnaps from the location where someone lives with J.C. B. (his full name is not stated), a Spanish according to citizenship, a colleague and heir of Bacon, who died in Madrid in 1992

2015

On November 19, a group of armed criminals robbed the museum of the city of Castelvecchio in Verona, whose collection of works was valued at Tintoretto, Rubens, Pisanello, Andrea Mantegna, Jacopo Bellini, and other masters of familiar paintings were stolen. Threatening with weapons, the three criminals tied up the only armed guards who were at that time in Castelvecchio castle, as well as the cashier. Other museum employees were forced to open access to the gallery for all robbers, where they published 15 paintings from the wall. Among the stolen works are five Tintoretto canvas, as well as Madonna who is familiar with Partridge by Pisanello, which is felt first among the paintings of this spectacular Renaissance artist.

September 10, the media reported that nine paintings by American artist Andy Warhol worth 350,000 dollars were stolen in Los Angeles. Based on information from the police, all the attackers changed the original paintings, which were created with silk screen printing tips, to use fake ones. When precisely the replacement is carried out is unknown, the experienced can only decide that the plague was carried out in the last three years. The substitution was revealed after two pictures were sent to the framing workshop to replace the frame, and the workshop owner concluded that he had been given a hoax that did not have the author’s signature.

In mid-July, the painting “Sea on the Island of Capri” by Ivan Aivazovsky, “Head of a Jerusalem Jew” by Vasily Polenov and “Crucifixion with Forthcoming and Saint Francis of Assisi” by an unknown artist was stolen from the Tarusa Art Gallery in the Kaluga Region. A month later, the paintings were found. Aivazovsky and Polenov canvases were confiscated from Kaluga prisoners, and police found the third picture among pawnshops in the capital.

2014

On September 29, in Limassol (Cyprus), Impressionist painting Edgar Degas “The Dancer Correcting a Slipper” was stolen, worth six million euros. On October 5, a Russian citizen Sergei Tyulenev was arrested on charges of working on a crime, which was later released because the investigation did not pursue evidence of his wrongdoing.

In August, five paintings were stolen from the museums of Levitan artists in the city of Pleso, Ivanovo Region: “Ravine Behind the Fence,” “Silent River,” “Polustank,” “River Backwater” and “Roses.” For this fact, a criminal problem was opened under the words “theft of merchandise with certain values.” The total value stolen is estimated at 195 million rubles. The accomplices failed to market the paintings, and in 2016 they were found and confiscated by law enforcement officers at the location of one of the gangsters. After working on the necessary checks, the paintings are reversed to the museum and displayed again.

2013

On December 30, it was discovered that Ivan Aivazovsky’s painting “Seascape in the Crimea,” worth more than 40 thousand dollars, disappeared from the Kyrgyz National Museum. The loss of a painting by a familiar Russian artist was found on the morning after the company party, which was held by the museum staff in the lobby of the building.

On August 25, three unknown people kidnapped paintings by Ivan Shishkin, Konstantin Korovin, and Stanislav Zhukovsky from a museum in the city of Vyazniki, Vladimir Region. Masked criminals at night, hiding at the site of the Vyaznikovsky Museum of Art and History, tying guards and kidnapping paintings by familiar Russian artists.

On July 16 thieves, breaking windows, stepping on the Van Buren Museum in Brussels (Belgium) and in two minutes kidnapping ten paintings worth two million dollars. Despite the alarm, they successfully left the scene before the police arrived. Valuable pictures are Dutch artist “Philosopher” Kees van Dongen and “Shrimp and shells” by Belgian painter James Ensor – the painting is 80 percent of the total value of the stolen item.

2012

On November 30, an unknown person kidnapped a painting by Eugène Delacroix from an art gallery on Rue Saint-Honore in central Paris. The attacker successfully secretly removed from the 19×11 centimeter wall picture, after which he escaped from the scene. The cost of stolen watercolor for 650 thousand euros.

On November 11, all attackers, after connecting all carers, were carried out from the gallery of the Pretoria Art Museum, the capital of South Africa, urgent works for the history of national painting as “Fishing Boat” by Irma Stern, “Portrait of Hottentot Head” Hugo Naude, ” Cats with Petunia “Maggie Lobster,” Antelope and “Pirneef and Street Scene” Gerard Sekoto. The total cost of stolen paintings exceeded two million dollars. On November 13, South African police chased four of the five paintings in a private cemetery, the location of stacked artwork under the bench next to the warning wall, among the paintings found there were missing from costly paintings – “Street Scene” by Gerard Sekoto, allegedly reaching 800 thousand dollars.

On October 16, it was discovered about the theft of paintings by familiar artists from the Künsthal Museum in the Dutch city of Rotterdam. The criminals carry the canvas “Head of Harlequin” by Pablo Picasso, “Girl Reading” by Henri Matisse, “Waterloo Bridge” and “Charing Bridge” by Claude Monet, “Woman in Front of the Open Window” by Paul Gauguin, “Self-portrait” by Meyer de Hahn and “Woman with a Self-portrait” closed eyes “Lucien Freud. The stolen paintings were worth 100 million euros. Suspected of being plunged into the crime were charged with many Romanian citizens. Based on information from the investigation, many stolen paintings could be burned.

In mid-June, a picture was stolen from Pierre-Auguste Renoir and ten images of Picasso from a location where a businessman lived in the city of Olomouc in the Czech Republic. The owner of the painting estimates that the costs were stolen around 21 million dollars. The criminals, after breaking into a 51-year-old businessman’s home and using violence, forced him to give keys to the safe.

On June 19, an unknown person kidnapped a painting by Spanish artist Salvador Dali “Don Juan Tenorio” from a gallery in Manhattan in New York (USA). The painting allegedly reached 150 thousand dollars. The surveillance camera records a man in a checkered shirt, who steps on the gallery with a black bag. After a certain amount of time, the man fell back into the camera’s visibility zone – he carried a bag with a picture.

On January 9, three paintings were stolen from the National Gallery in Athens. Among the stolen works is a painting by Spanish artist Pablo Picasso. Another stolen art is the brush of a Dutch artist Pete Mondrian, among the founders of abstract paintings. The third plagiarized work – graphic, belongs to the seventeenth-century Italian artist, Guglielmo Caccia, nicknamed Moncalvo.