From Baroque to Minimalism
For the first time, the wide picture of the history of the Russian interior from the late 17th century to the 1960s is being represented at the exhibition at the Tsaritsino Museum. Outstanding furniture and decorative art samples illustrate the development of the Russian interior from Baroque to minimalism of the industrial construction period.
The exposition begins with works of the late 17th century. This period was the final stage of the development of ancient Russian art, and at the same time it was its highest point.
The Russian art style of the first decades of the 18th century was named “Petrine Baroque”. The architecture and the furniture of northern capital’s new houses embodied it most fully. Foreign craftsmen from different art schools were invited to Russia to create furniture pieces.
The beginning of the reign of Peter’s daughter, Elisabeth, was marked with appearance in Russia of the Rococo style al anready existed in France. The Empress loved its joyful and festive style in the court of never-ending series of festivities.
The era of Classicism in Russia was in the reign of Catherine the Great. The art relied on the historical style of Antiquity and Renaissance. Russian craftsmen were not only knowledgeable in all stylistic nuances of the European furniture art but avoided imitation, developing the uniqueness of their own style.
Let’s walk around the halls and enjoy the furniture styles changing each other!
The exhibition holds the objects belonging to different historical periods and furniture styles. It’s a great chance to view the development of Russia and Russian taste in the long period of time. Some paintings are here to show the looks of the interior of the mansions, it takes you as a guest into the leaving rooms of different houses.
A great evening in the Tsaritsino Museum, a beautiful estate in winter!