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Titian hall




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Is a part of the enfilade of the Ceremonial halls on the second floor in the main building. Is located between the Conference hall and Katherine hall. Like Raphael hall, it preserved the decoration made in 1830s according to the design of К. А. Ton. One of two mezzanine halls which held the casts of the antique sculpture and where the students of the Academy had their painting classes was called Raphael hall in the 19th century. In the middle of the 19th century on the wall opposite of the windows there were fastened huge framed masterpieces of Russian and foreign painters reproduced from original paintings of  Italian Renaissance masters  (major part of these paintings was handed over to the Academy by order of Nikolai I). In 1920s the canvases were removed from the frames and built in the walls. 
On the maim wall opposite of the windows there were placed replicas of works of 16-18th century Italian masters which were reproduced in 1830s-1850s by Russian and Italian painters.  Like in Raphael hall they are painted with oil on the canvas and strictly correspond to the sizes of the original works. The nearest to the entrance is “Expulsion of Iliodor from the Temple” painted by F.A. Bruni in 1833 which is directly connected with the cycle of the works represented in Raphael hall. The period of work over this Raphael fresco’s replica was extremely productive for the creative work of F.A. Bruni as well.  During this period the artist painted a number of canvases and got the idea of his most famous masterpiece, “Copper Serpent”.
The next two replicas, “Martyrdom of Peter, the Dominican” and “Ascension of the Holy Virgin” were painted by I.V. Borispolts (1848-1850) and F. Schiavoni (1830s) from the canvases of Titian. Due to these works the hall was called Titian hall.  It is also interesting to know that the original work of Titian replicated by I.V. Borispolts perished in fire in the church for which it was painted. So, the replica got a special value being an exact copy of the perished original masterpiece.
Further, you can find the replicas of P. Battoni “Fall of Simon Magus” (middle of the 18th century) paintings of Deladvez (1849), Guercino “Burial of St. Petronila”  (1623) of V.A. Serebryakov (1837 ), Guido Reni “Madonna de la Pieta” (1616) and “Aurora” (1509 ), pained by S.B. Zhivago (1836-1839) and N.M. Tverskoy (1835, in the end of the hall) correspondingly, as well as a replica of P.M. Shamshin (1842) of Raphael’s “Four Sybils”  (1514).
At the hall entrance there are two big statues of Hera and Antinoo. These are the casts of the antique sculptures in Vatican. 
Titian hall, like Raphael hall, is used for temporary exhibitions arranged and held by the Scientific-Research Museum of the Russian Academy of Arts (as well as for exhibition of the Museum’s funds)

On 31st of July museum is closed.
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On 20th of March museum is closed.
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