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.