"Saved Artistic Values" Museum
Brest Museum of "Saved Artistic Values" is unique: there are many works of art and antiques, that Brest customs confiscated for attempting to export them abroad illegally. Exposition is located in 10 halls.
The first room is devoted to the activities of the Belarusian State Customs and border services to prevent the illicit export of cultural values abroad.
You can see part of the largest and most valuable collections in Belarus – collection of Russian icons of XVI-beginning of XX century in the next two halls. There are also works of small plastic art and Rostov enamel.
Jewelry art is represented with products of world famous Faberge company, silver Caucasian belts and daggers in silver frames.
There are a traditional Japanese painting on silk, Chinese vases, Japanese pottery, Buddhist sculptures of XIX-XX in the hall of Oriental Art.
Decorative arts of Europe presents furniture, bronze candelabra and a mantel clocks of the XIX century, which create exposure ensembles in the interior.
There are "Seascape" painting by unknown Dutch artist of the XVII century (from the circle of Willem van der Velde the younger), works of I.K. Aivazovsky, R.G. Sudkovsky, A.D. Kivshenko, G.G. Myasoedov, S.A. Vinogradov, Yu Yu Clever, A.G. Goravsky and others in the hall of landscape painting.
There is "Portrait of an unknown man in a green caftan" by I.F.A. Darbes, "Portrait of a girl" by J.P. Raud in the portrait gallery. The pearl of the hall is a graphic sketch by M.A. Vrubel to his picture "Defeated Demon".
There were a couple times there for work, there was no time to pay attention Yes, to feel the atmosphere but you can see it all very seriously and a lot of beauty. Plan to go with the kids.
A nice collection of icons of 16-18 centuries is, Aivazovsky, Vrubel, Leger, collection of furniture. The ticket cost about $ 1. The cost is much less than the value of the visit. The Museum is excellent.