Art in the St. Petersburg Hermitage #1

I visited the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, Russia and was surprised to learn that non-flash photography of the artwork was permitted. Unfortunately, I discovered that most of the photos I took in the Hermitage were unusable due to camera movement during the long exposures needed to capture an image. In addition, because of reflections, I had to take most of the photos at an angle and, while I was able to compensate for the oblique shots somewhat by editing the images in Photoshop, the resulting images are not exact representations of the art itself. Nonetheless, I was pleased with the fact that I was able to obtain any photos at all.

Caravaggio - The Lute Player - 1595

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio – The Lute Player – 1595

SOURCE: Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio – The Lute Player – 1595 (The Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia). Photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 01 Aug 2010.

Peter Paul Rubens - Christ Crowned with Thorns "Ecce Homo"

Peter Paul Rubens – Christ Crowned with Thorns “Ecce Homo” – abt 1610

SOURCE: Peter Paul Rubens – Christ Crowned with Thorns “Ecce Homo” – abt 1610 (The Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia). Photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 01 Aug 2010.

Jacob Jordaens - The Bean King - abt 1638

Jacob Jordaens – The Bean King – abt 1638

SOURCE: Jacob Jordaens – The Bean King – abt 1638 (The Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia). Photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 01 Aug 2010.

Louis Leopold Boilly - Politicians in the Tuileries Gardens - 1832

Louis Leopold Boilly – Politicians in the Tuileries Gardens – 1832

SOURCE: Louis Leopold Boilly – Politicians in the Tuileries Gardens – 1832 (The Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia). Photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 01 Aug 2010.

Copyright © 2010 by Stephen J. Danko

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3 Responses to Art in the St. Petersburg Hermitage #1

  1. Barbara Poole says:

    Interesting about the photography, I wondered also. Just love “The Lute Player.” I am envious!

  2. VIJAY VEJRANI says:

    mikhail was always with me in peters.
    he is wonderful person .
    i invited him to mumbaito be our guest.
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  3. VIJAY VEJRANI says:

    Barbara ,can you play LUTE ?

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