“Collection 1992, Ltd.” Cinema Company

            A private enterprise founded in 1992. Target activity: production and distribution of cinematographic media on electronic carriers. Genres: culture, fine arts, architecture, painting and utility arts.

            No other country in the world has such vast and rich cultural heritage: spectacular historical and architectural monuments, masterpieces of painting and sculpture, priceless utility arts objects, jewelry treasures of various epochs, styles and fashions, which are carefully preserved at the Moscow Kremlin Armory Museum and the Golden Treasury of the History Museum, at the State Hermitage and the Russian Museum, at the Suzdal Golden Chamber, at the Patriarch’s Quarters in Moscow and at the Troitsa-Sergey Monastery. In vestries of temples and monasteries of Rostov the Great, Novgorod, Murom, Smolensk, Pskov, Uglich and many other Russian cities and towns.

            And our films not only pursue the goal to demonstrate the priceless treasures and heritages of our Fatherland, but the ultimate goal to strengthen national self-respect as the nation’s spiritual potential is a real force capable to restore the country and solve state, political, economic and social issues.

            Our prime intent is to restore the notion of Russia as a unique country with great history and great culture! Thus our country can and shall equally stand along with civilized Europe and America and strive towards progress and prosperity of the entire humanity.

1. Architectural monuments of old Moscow.

The architectural monuments of Moscow of the 14th – 20th centuries. The Moscow Kremlin Ensemble, the Danilov, Donskoy and Novodevichiy monasteries, churches of The Ascension in Kolomenskoye, The Trinity in Nikitniky, The Holy Vesture in Fili, manors in Kuskovo, Ostankino, Tsaritsino, mansions in “Russian modern” style. – 26 minutes.

2. Treasuries of the Moscow museums.

Collections of the largest Moscow museums, interior decoration, jewelry, armory and other utility arts masterpieces in the Kremlin and Ostankino collections. Painting and sculpture collections from the The Pushkin Fine Arts Museum and the Tretyakov Gallery. – 26 minutes.

3. An hour in the Moscow Kremlin

A trip around the Kremlin. Unknown to ordinary tourists royal and patriarch’s quarters, home churches of Russian Grand Dukes and monarchs, genuine hall interiors of the Grand Kremlin Palace, vestries and Kremlin cathedrals’ interiors, collections of the Armory Museum, panoramic views from the Kremlin Wall and the Belfry of the Ivan the Great. – 52 minutes.

4. Moscow, the Kremlin, 20th century.

Kremlin trip continued. A story about architectural and pictorial transformations of the Kremlin and the Red Square in the 20th century based on archive footage. Emperor Nicolas the Second and family in the Kremlin, Bolsheviks and manifestations in the Red Square, Lenin’s funeral and the three Mausoleums in succession, changing of the Imperial eagles for the first Kremlin stars with gem stones, the Victory Parade of 1945, etc. – 52 minutes.

5. The Hermitage (12 episodes by 26 minutes)

  • PALACES OVER THE NEVA.

The history of building the Winter Palace in Petersburg, the Minor and the Major Hermitages – main halls interiors. The new Hermitage with Raphael loggias, masterpieces of Rastrelli, Valen Delamote, Schtakenschneider, Cvarengi, Leo Klenz. Collections of paintings, sculpture, utility arts.

  • LEGATES OF HELLAS.

Marble and terra-cotta, sculptural images of gods and heroes, cameos and painted amphorae are the ancient collection of the Hermitage.

  • WORLD OF THINGS.

The Hermitage collection of the European 12th -18th century utility arts is one of the best and most comprehensive in the world. Ambassadors’ gifts, rare masterpieces made of gold, silver and china; tapestries and furniture ordered by the Imperial court from the outstanding craftsmen of Europe.

  • THE ARSENAL.

The Hermitage’s pride is its weaponry collection – combat, ceremonial and hunting. Middle Ages knights’ armor, cold-arms by Toledo, Venetian and Milanese craftsmen, first fire-arms.

  • THE GOLGEN TREASURY.

Scythian gold and pieces discovered in the mounds during Peter the Great. The main jewel is the Diamond Study of Catherine the Great – jewelry art of 16th -18th centuries. Exquisite pendants, bouquets made of precious stones, snuffboxes of various shapes, decorated with diamonds, emeralds, and rubies.

  • THIRD SECRET REASURY.

A vast collection of ancient, Oriental, European and Russian coins, paper money, orders and medals, insignia and seals.

  • ITALIAN ART.

Paintings of 13th – 18th centuries, the Renaissance, canvases by Simone Martini, Angelico, Sandro Botticelli, Caravaggio, Giordano, Tiepolo, Francesco Guardi, Raphael, Leonardo da Vinci, Perugino, Giorgione, Titian, Veronese.

  • PAINTING OF BRITAIN, SPAIN, GERMANY 15TH – 19TH CENTURIES.

Masterpieces of Reynolds, Gainsborough, Lucas Cranah, Holbein, Georg Flegel,, Friedrich, El Greco, Jose de Rivera, Velasquez, Murillo, Francisco Goya.

  • FLANDERS AND DUTCH PAINTING OF THE 17TH CENTURY.

Canvases by Jacob van Ruisdael, Potter, Kalf, Jan Sten, Gerard ter Borch, Frans Hals, Jacob Jordaens, Antoon van Dyck.

  • Rubens and Rembrandt.

Two geniuses – Peter Paul Rubens and Rembrandt van Rijn. The Rembrandt collection is one of the most comprehensive in the world and counts 24 paintings.

  • FRENCH ART OF 17TH – 18TH CENTURIES.

Paintings by Simone Vouet, Charles Le Brun, Poussin, Antoine Watteau, Francois Bucher, Jean Baptiste Chardin, sculpture of Falconet and Houdon.

  • NEW EPOCH ARTS (FRANCE 19TH – 20TH CENTURIES).

From Monet to Picasso, paintings by Renoire, Sysley, Pisarro, Degas, Sezanne, Gaugin, Van Gogh, Matisse, sculptures of unsurpassable Rodin, of whom Anatole France wrote: “His art can not be reastful.”

7. The unknown Hermitage. Treasuries and vaults (26 minutes each).

  • THE FAVORITE OF PETER THE GREAT. Culture and everyday life of Peter’s era. The rise and fall of Alexandr Menshikov, Peter’s friend and his right hand. One step – and Menshikov could be Emperor, but he ended up in the exile.
  • CATHERINE’S AGE. The reign of Catherine the Great (1762-1796) in relics and paintings, jewelry and paraphernalia, made by outstanding craftsmen.
  • NADIR’S GIFT. The Russian Empress Anna sent wedding gifts for Princess Elizabeth on 13 elephants. But the wedding was ruined, and the jewelry from India, China, Persia and Turkey founded the Golden Collection of the Hermitage, which now counts 3,200 pieces.
  • MEYHUA FLOWERS. The symbol of plum blossom hosts the comprehensive Hermitage Chinese collection. Its items are marked by inseparable unity of Man and Nature and are expressed in images of waters, clouds, waves, flowers and birds.
  • FLANDERS GOLDEN AGE. The age is marked by Jacob Jordaens, Antoon van Dyck and Peter Paul Rubens.
  • THE DUTCH WORLD. The collection was founded by Peter the Great himself when he served as a carpenter in Saardam dockyard. Later on his behest thousands of paintings were brought from the country which he thought the model of European prosperity.
  • REMBRANDT. The parable of “The Prodigal Son”, where the artist’s personal hardships entwine with the Bible story.
  • RUSSIAN CHURCH ANCIENTRY. Among the Hermitage treasures there is a collection which is unique because it managed to survive. These are Christian treasures and Orthodox worshipping items.

8. The gift so priceless (The Tretyakov gallery) – 52 minutes.

  • Part 1. The Invention. From the collection’s foundation and Tretyakov’s contemporaries and friends Repin, Surikov, Shishkin to younger generation of Serov, Levitan, et al.
  • Part 2. With Dignity and Love. The gallery’s trustees took over the collecting activities and enriched the gallery with masterpieces of Polenov, Vrubel, Benoit, Konchalovsky, Plastov, Korin along with the pieces of Russian ancient art.

9. The Russian Museum – 52 minutes.

Founded by Emperor Alexander the Third, the museum opened on March 7, 1898 to become the first museum of Russian national art. Now it features over 370 thousand masterpieces of Russian art, which are exhibited in three magnificent buildings of imperial Petersburg: The Mikhailovsky castle, the luxurious Marble Palace and the Stroganov Palace, dating to mid 18th century.

10. Treasures of Russia – 52 minutes.

Masterpieces of the best Russian, European and Oriental silver and goldsmiths, jewelers, gold embroiders weavers and gunsmiths, who turned blocks of metal and gems into live chef-d’oeuvres.

11. The State History Museum – 52 minutes.

The State History Museum was designed constructed by architect V. Sherwood in 1875-1881. The building’s walls are made of hard-burned red bricks alike to the Kremlin walls. Nowadays the museum’s collection counts about four and a half million items dating from ancient times to early 20th century.

12. AN HOUR IN THE TRETYAKOV GALLERY – 52 MINUTES.

Pavel Tretyakov collected the Gallery of Russian art and donated it to Moscow and Russia. The collection carefully preserves not only the masterpieces, but also the memory of generations kept in them.

13. AN HOUR IN THE HERMITAGE – 52 MINUTES.

The State Hermitage is not only one of the greatest museums of the world, but it exhibits its collections in threefold: world-famous collections of paintings, sculpture and utility arts of Western Europe, equally vast collections of Oriental art, mainly kept in treasuries and vaults, and also virtually unknowns treasures of Russian art including the surviving church ancientries, jewelry masterpieces and priceless historical artifacts.

 

“THE TREASURES OF THE RUSSIAN STATE”

Spectacular historical and architectural monuments, masterpieces of painting and sculpture, priceless utility art items, jewelry treasures of various epochs, styles and fashions.

            The project includes:

1. A gift folio album “The Russian Empire Regalia” in Russian and in English placed into a saffian-wrapped box, decorated with gold-plated bronze plates and the star of “St. Andrew’s Order” with glass beads; the box fully replicates ancient folios. The inner indentures feature six DVD films one hour each in Russian and in English:

  • Treasures of Russia;
  • An hour in the Moscow Kremlin;
  • An hour in the History Museum;
  • An hour in the Hermitage;
  • An hour in the Tretyakov Gallery;
  • An hour in the Russian Museum.

2. MARK CHAGAL.

A film about life and creative work of an outstanding artist. To be filmed in Moscow, Vitebsk, Opera Granier (Paris) and the Nice museum.

3. ART OF THE 20TH CENTURY TOTALITARIAN REGIMES.

Painting and architecture of Italy, Spain, Germany and Russia.

4. THE GOLDEN MAP OF RUSSIA.

A video library containing the united environment of the spiritual treasures of the state and nation, a map of Russia’s cultural monuments, which is to become a priceless teaching and research guide for any educational venture.

Establisher and Director General of the Cinema Company

Valery Fedorovich Nikitin

Build.3, 1, Elokhovskiy proyezd, 105066, Moscow, Russian Federation

Tel: +7 (495) 226-29-31, +7 (910) 406-48-06

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