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The most decent in appearance the merchant's building. And I can't believe the owner was the merchant. But D. V. Sirotkin was not an ordinary representative of this estate for Nizhny Novgorod. He was already level Moscow patrons Morozov, Mamontov. The appearance of the building confirms this. The house construction was started in 1913 completed in 1916. the mansion was erected on the project then still young, A. A., L. A., V. A. Vesnina. It was the first independent work of the Vesnin brothers, who later became the most famous architects in the USSR. But here they appeal to the motives of Russian classicism: the building has good proportions, interesting technique of creating a deep loggia on the second floor. And it can certainly be said that the appearance of the building is dictated by the customer D. V. Sirotkin.). Young but already talented architects Sirotkin has set such a condition: "You build a house like this, that after my death, he could become a Museum, but the apartment in which I live was a wooden". The request entangled together and looks a progressive man for his time, and typically the merchant's tastes. The authors had a difficult task: not to the detriment of the building, to do the will of the owner. But the talent inherent Vesnin sense of style helped to achieve in-built mansion of harmony and clarity in the design and shapes of the exterior and the interior. How interesting outside the mansion, just as it is interesting and inside: the ceiling is painted with one of Vesnina, the use of wood in interior decoration. And, of course, affects the performance of the will of D. V. Sirotkin: he planned to use this building as a Museum - it just happened. Now, here is the collection of Western European Art Museum, which affects the richness of its collection: the works of Lucas Cranach the Elder, Tintoretto, Giuseppe Maria Crespi, Belotto, Teniers, Bush, and etc, in a separate room (in the annexe) display picture by K. E. Makovsky "the Appeal of Minin".

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