Hans Thoma | The Twelve Months, 1906-1908

Hans Thoma | May

Born in the Black Forest to a family of manual laborers, German painter, Hans Thoma (1839-1924) studied lithography in Basel in 1853, and after 1855 worked in Furtwangen with a miniaturist, painting watches and jewelry cases.
He entered the Karlsruhe Kunstschule in 1858 where his teachers included Ludwig Des Coudres, Johann Wilhelm Schirmer, and Hans Canon. His major interest during this period was landscape.

Henri Matisse at the Hermitage Museum


The celebrated monumental paintings include the pair of panels known as Dance and Music (both 1910), Family Portrait (1911), Conversation (between 1909-1912).
The first variant of Dance is depicted in another picture entitled Fruits, Flowers, and the Panel “Dance” (1909).

Jean Geoffroy (1853-1924) | Genre painter


Henri-Jules-Jean Geoffroy, also known by the pseudonym Géo was a French painter🎨 and illustrator, known primarily for his genre scenes🎨 with children. Some sources give his first names in reverse order.
His father, Jean-Baptiste (1822-1895), was a tailor and costume designer.
His mother, Rosalie, was the eldest daughter of an English painter named John Dickinson (1791-1830). They moved to Paris when he was only two.

Diego Rivera (Mexican, 1887-1957)


Diego María de la Concepción Juan Nepomuceno Estanislao de la Rivera y Barrientos Acosta y Rodríguez, known as Diego Rivera, was a prominent Mexican painter.
His large frescoes helped establish the Mexican mural movement in Mexican art.
Between 1922-1953, Rivera painted murals in, among other places, Mexico City, Chapingo, Cuernavaca, San Francisco, Detroit, and New York City.
In 1931, a retrospective exhibition of his works was held at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Rivera had a volatile marriage with fellow Mexican artist Frida Kahlo.

Perugino (Italian Renaissance painter, 1445-1523)

Perugino Umbrian school

Pietro di Cristoforo Vannucci -il Perugino, was the greatest painter of the Umbrian school, active mainly in Perugia.
He studied under Fiorenzo di Lorenzo, assisted Piero della Francesca at Arezzo, and in the early 1470s was a fellow pupil of Leonardo da Vinci🎨 and Lorenzo di Credi in Verrocchio's studio in Florence.
In 1479 Perugino was summoned to Rome by Pope Sixtus IV to help decorate the Sistine Chapel🎨.
He is recorded in the 1481 contract for the frescoes in the Sistine Chapel along with Sandro Botticelli🎨.

Michelangelo Buonarroti | Crouching Boy, 1530-1534


Author: Michelangelo Buonarroti🎨 (Italian High Renaissance / Mannerist Painter / Sculptor, 1475-1564)
Title: Crouching Boy
Place: Italy. Florence
Date: circa 1530-1534
Material: marble
Dimensions: height: 54 cm
Acquisition date: Entered the Hermitage in 1851; transferred from the Academy of Fine Arts

Claude Monet at the Hermitage Museum


Claude Monet (1840-1926)🎨, a leading Impressionist painter is exhibited at the The State Hermitage Museum in Room 403.

The State Hermitage Museum / Госуда́рственный Эрмита́ж is a museum of art and culture in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
The second-largest art museum in the world, it was founded in 1764 when Empress Catherine the Great acquired an impressive collection of paintings from the Berlin merchant Johann Ernst Gotzkowsky.