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Magnificence and surprise: Early 20th century

Sunday, 10 March 2019 10.30am to Sunday, 10 March 2019 11.30am

Venue: Centenary Auditorium
Lecturer: Anne Harbers

Art Nouveau to Russian Revival

Up until the Revolution in 1917, Russia joined the design style of Europe with Art Nouveau influencing architecture, glass, porcelain and other crafts. Following the revolution, many valuable items from the St Petersburg aristocrats were brought into collections such as the Hermitage. In the 1920s, items from the Shuvalov, Stroganov, Yusupov, Sheremetev and other palaces also joined the collections, giving us many wonderful items to view from the twentieth century collections. During this time Russian folk images were often used as a decorative theme, on porcelain and in other decorative arts.