The Director of the Tretyakov gallery told who deals with the restoration of damaged paintings by Repin

© RIA Novosti / Eugene to Novostinearly in fotoangelo, hung damage the painting Ilya Repin Ivan the terrible and his son Ivan on 16 November 1581, in the Tretyakov gallery. Archival photoThe Director of the Tretyakov gallery told who deals with the restoration of damaged paintings by Repin© RIA Novosti / Eugene to Novostinearly the image Bank

The state Tretyakov gallery has a large restoration Department to restore the painting by Ilya Repin «Ivan the terrible and his son Ivan», which in may was damaged by a vandal, said in an interview with RIA Novosti on Monday the General Director of the gallery Zelfira Tregulova, who took part in the opening of the exhibition the Russian avant-garde from the collection of the Tretyakov gallery in Qatar.

«We have a very large restoration section, and we will pursue in the near future briefing on this subject, which all describe in detail,» said Tregulova in response to the question of which workshop deals with the restoration of the famous painting by Repin, which was damaged.

The evening of may 25 before closing the Tretyakov gallery the inhabitant of Voronezh Igor Podporin broke in the empty room with paintings of Ilya Repin and paid for the glass painting «Ivan the terrible and his son Ivan» several blows with a metal bar fence. The picture is damaged: the canvas is torn in three places in the Central part of the figure of the Prince, from the glass badly hurt the author’s art frame. The most valuable part of the picture — the images of the faces and hands of the king and the Prince is not damaged.

Police reclassified the case Podporina from the first to the second part of article 243 of the criminal code (destruction or damage of especially valuable objects of cultural heritage), now to it threatens till six years of imprisonment. Now the man is in jail. The accused the motive of their actions explained by the fact that Ivan the terrible, in his opinion canonized, but because the picture offends the feelings of believers.

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