Reveived from the Pushkin Club.
Monday 12 March at the V & A
How Russian were the Russian Tsars?
Professor Alexei Leporc, Curator of Western European Art at the State
Museum, St. Petersburg
Evening Lecture with slides
From the time of Peter the Great, the main ideological aspirations of all
powerful and uniquely enigmatic empire were to create a highly
every respect. As court life became increasingly European, by the mid
true feeling of being Russian had evolved, manifesting itself in the
architecture, art and
fashions of the age. As part of his select UK lecture programme,
Alexei Leporc will take Members on a captivating journey through
how the Tsars evolved their own style of living, dressing and entertaining
initially European in veneer but which eventually became
Using illustrations of architecture, paintings, Court dresses and
will illuminate the imperial shift of the world’s largest nation.
19.00-20.45 (wine reception with speaker 20.00-20.45)
To book for you and your guests call 020 7942 2277 / 2278 or email