The Age of Historicism in Russia
Taking its title from Nikolay Pavlov’s short story, ‘Masquerade’ (1839), this exhibition explores the shift in the taste for applied arts in Russia from classicism to Romanticism, marked by an eclecticism that drew from all aspects of the past. With furniture from the Winter Palace, as well as dozens of chromolithographs from St Petersburg showrooms that were published and distributed across Western Europe, the exhibition hopes to shed light on 19th-century Russian society. It includes work by famous Russian designers, including V. Babkov, K. Gut, A. Ehmsen, A. Tour and The Gambs Brothers Workshop. Find out more about the exhibition from the State Hermitage’s website.
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