21 Jun 2022 21:26

Last works of art loaned by Hermitage for European exhibitions return to Russia

MOSCOW. June 21 (Interfax) - The last works of art loaned by the State Hermitage Museum for exhibitions in Europe have returned to Russia, Russian Culture Minister Olga Lyubimova said.

"The last of the Hermitage's items have returned to Russia from an exhibition in Europe. The paintings 'Portrait of a Young Woman' and 'Temptation' were displayed as part of the 'Titian and the Image of Women' exhibition in Italy. It took place at the Royal Palace in Milan," Lyubimova wrote on her Telegram channel.

These works of art were the only ones from the collections of the Russian state museums displayed at this exhibition, she said. "As well as the last items owned by the Hermitage which were in the territory of European countries until now," the minister said.

The exhibition took place at the Royal Palace of Milan from February 23 to June 5, 2022. It featured around 50 paintings by Titian and his contemporaries.

Pablo Picasso's Young Woman also returned to Russia from Italy earlier. This work of art from the Hermitage collection was displayed at the exhibition of the same name in Rome.