SORRY NOW FULL.....BEING REPEATED ON 21ST OCTOBER 2020
Time: 10.30 for 10.45– 3:30
Venue: Linnean Society, Burlington House, Piccadilly
Tutor: Dr Rosamund Bartlett
Cost: £36 (no coffee)
Like the imperial emblem of the double-headed eagle, Russia’s two capital cities always looked in different directions before 1917 - Moscow towards Asia, and St. Petersburg towards Europe. This led to Russia’s divided soul, its personality split between the Western-looking, modern metropolis of St. Petersburg, and the oriental-looking ancient city ,of Moscow. This lecture explores the art and architecture of both of these great cities, examining their different characters and ways of life, and looking at how and why they increased and decreased in importance before and after the 1917 Revolution.