Art Nouveau temporary exhibit in St Petersburg
A temporary exhibition about Modern style (Art Nouveau in Russia) has just opened inside the Museum of the History of St Petersburg – a popular museum located in the Saints Peter and Paul fortress of Russia’s second-largest city after Moscow.
You can visit this exhibition in the Engineers’ House (Peter and Paul Fortress, 4 st. Gorkovskaya) until October 31st 2018. You still have plenty of time to visit it, but as it is often said, the sooner the better.
The exhibition is based on the original objects from the unique collection of the museum, which have never been displayed before at such scale.
You can enjoy as much as 6 rooms with different works of art of the Art Nouveau times in Russia. Amongst the many works of applied arts our favourites are the exquisite dresses displayed there, but you can also enjoy the sight of some furniture, ceramics, stained glasses, porcelain and chandeliers.
Enjoy some pictures taken in the exhibition by our specialised tour guide in “the Venice of the North”:
Some of the relics were discovered during archaeological excavations, maps and plans, paintings, graphics and works of applied art. The exhibition is based on the original objects from the unique collection of the museum, which have never been displayed before at such scale.
This Russian Art Nouveau exhibition examines the artistic movement and its impact on everyday life in the Russia at the turn of the 19th Century into the 20th.
The formation of Style Art Nouveau coincided with electrification of residential houses – electric lightings came into use. Light sources could be turned at different angles, which made it possible to create lightings of absolutely new original forms. Brass fittings of the ceiling lightings were often decorated with a fringe of fabric, beads or bugle beads.