Till Lindemann’s visit to St. Petersburg will be fondly remembered due to the successful signing sessions in the wake of the Russian publishing of his most recent book of poetry, “On Quiet Nights”. But Till’s adventures didn’t stop there. Despite a very tight schedule, Till took the time to visit the Pearl of St. Petersburg, and one of the largest and most significant museums of the human arts not only in Russia, but the world: The Hermitage.
The visit, organized with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, included the Twenty Column Hall (featuring art of Ancient Italy), the Hall of the Great Vase (with art from the Emperors Trajan and Adrian of ancient Rome), and the Rembrandt Hall. The Romanov Gallery featured two exhibitions: Art of the Netherlands, and Art of the European Middle Ages, and in the Petrovskaja Gallery hung 16th-18th century German paintings. The Hermitage and Thadeus Ropak Galleries had organized the exhibition, “Anselm Kiefer – Velimir Khlebnikov”, which had its home in the Nikolaev Hall, and the visitor seemed appreciative of the instalment about the modern German artist, and dedicated to the Russian futuristic poet and word experimentalist, Khlebnikov.
There was, of course, also time to admire the famous and unique Diamond Room, which displays the history and evolution of the perfection of jewelry. Till enjoyed the excursion and was especially impressed by the professionalism and knowledge of the Hermitage’s guide.
Source & photo: Gleb Davydov, Eksmo