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Atlanta the New Hermitage

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The new Hermitage - the first building in Russia, created specially for placing of art collections of a museum, has been erected under the project of German architect Leo a background of Klentse. The architects V.P.Stasov and N.E.Efim who were carrying out in 1842-1851 the project of Klentse, have made essential changes to a plan of the Munich colleague, having connected a building with the developed architectural environment.
To the new Hermitage erected in style of a historicism, the severity and monumentalism of shape, harmony of architectural volumes are inherent. The input in a museum is accented by a majestic portico with figures atlanta.

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