The State Art Museum of Uzbekistan
The State Art Museum of Uzbekistan is not only the largest but also one of the oldest historical museums in the Central Asia.
The first collection of the museum, considered drawings, sculptures and paintings that belong to Prince Romanov. At beginning of the 20th century , to the Art Museum were transferred exhibits from Museum of Fine Arts named after Pushkin, disbanded Rumyantsev Museum in Moscow, the Russian Museum, the Hermitage and The Tretyakov Gallery.
The collection of the State Art Museum of Uzbekistan accounts more than 50 thousand exhibits that have been collected from such directions as: elegant and decorative arts from Uzbekistan, Europe and Russia.
Today, paintings of great Russian artists of the 18-19th centuries, such as: D. Levickiy, K. Bryulova, V. Tropinin, I. Repin, K. Bryulova, Levitan, I. Ayvazovskiy present in the State Museum of Art of Uzbekistan in Tashkent.
The museum has a huge collection of paintings not only Russian artists, but also artists from Germany and Flanders, the Netherlands and Spain and Italy.
Great interest is the product of Vereshchagin, is witnessing the conquest of Turkestan by tsarist Russia.
Works of V. Vereshchagin cause great interest, being a witness of conquest of Turkestan by royal Russia.
Objects of decorative art goes back centuries. Here you can see things from the 1st century BC to the 1st century AD.
In a rare collection of goods also includes ceramic tableware, embroidery, woodcarving, engravings of Gancia. In the State Museum of Art, visitors can see the masterpieces of Charyev, Zommer, Volkov, Karazin, Benkova.
Among the rarest works of art, there is statue of “Venus with a dolphin” (3rd century BC – Roman copy of a Greek sculpture). Visitors can see the busts and sculptures of the Italian classicism here too.
In the East art exhibition, you can see examples of medieval decorative arts of Iran, India, Japan and China.
Of course, there is department dedicated to the paintings of Uzbek artists such as N. Karahan, R. Akhmedov, U. Tansykbaev, D. Umarbekov, Ch. Akhmarov.