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Magnificence and surprise: An exploration of Russian Decorative Arts over 300 years

Magnificence and surprise: An exploration of Russian Decorative Arts over 300 years

An exploration of Russian Decorative Arts over 300 years

Join Anne Harbers for a series of lectures focusing on Russian Decorative Arts – extending beyond the wonders of the House of Fabergé (1842 – 1918) to consider porcelain of the Imperial porcelain factory (established in 1744) as well as silver, glass, lacquer work, jewellery and hardstone. This story cannot be told without the role played by the Russian Royal family as well as the silversmiths and craftsmen to the Russian architects of the Art Nouveau. We consider how was Russian design influenced by the style-makers of Europe, and what was the role of great monarchs such as Catherine the Great on the arts?

Image: Mikhail Perkhin Gatchina Palace Egg 1901 Walters Art Museum, acquired by Henry Walters, 1930

3 Tracks
01 The great Russian collectors: Peter the Great and Catherine the Great and their Influence on the Russian Arts
02 House of Fabergé (1842 – 1918): Opulence and beauty
03 Early 20th century: Art Nouveau to Russian revival