Within the Garden Ring: Around Ulitsa Volkhonka

Aleksandr Shilov Gallery

Aleksandr Shilov Gallery (September 2013)

The Aleksandr Shilov Gallery is solely dedicated to the work of the portrait painter Aleksandr Shilov, who has painted prominent figures from Russian politics and culture as well as religious figures and war veterans.  Although Shilov is undoubtedly popular among the ruling elite (and the staircase of the gallery proves this by being filled with photos of the artist posing with presidents, patriarchs, politicians and musicians), his work has been criticised by experts due to the fact that, even though he is obviously very talented, he often draws from photographs which results in his portraits resembling hand-painted photos.  There is free admission to the gallery on the third Sunday of the month.

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Location 5 Ulitsa Znamenka
Metro Borovitskaya, Kropotkinskaya
Website http://www.amshilov.ru/
Clock 11:00 - 19:00 (Thursday: 11:00 - 21:00). Closed on Mondays.