Exhibition "Furniture for all the quirks of the body"
Much of the everyday life of past eras were covered with the veil of oblivion to reveal it, to tell, and most importantly, to show a situation people lived in the XIX century, is one of the main goals of the exhibition.
The exhibition title – a quotation from the novel of N. Pavlov's "Masquerade" (1839). At this time in Russia following Europe replaced classicism gave way to a romantic fascination with the culture of different peoples of the past that spawned instead of one from many art "styles". The period of historicism has become the highest stage of prosperity of professional skill that is most clearly manifested in the works of decorative art.
Furniture as the main element of the interior, played in the process leading role. Reading favorite classics, you can not guess by any berzerko gamsby or chairs, the author immediately determined the level of life of their characters, their tastes, wealth, social class. The exhibition includes unique samples preserved from the authentic decoration of the Winter Palace, fashion always served as a benchmark for his contemporaries. Complement the idea of furniture "quirks" tens of chromolithograph, published in France, England, Germany, heritage capital's stores. All the exhibits (about 300) from the collection of the Hermitage.