A series of 6 Study Days on Fridays during 2019
Dates: Fridays 2019, 11 January, 08 February, 08 March, 12 April, 10 May, 14 June
Time: 10.30 for 10.45 – 3.15
Venue: Society of Antiquaries, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BE.
Tutor: Dr Margaret Knight
Cost: £150 - priority will be given to people booking the whole course (there are no facilities for coffee)
Despite the fact that the Russian Tsar ruled more than a quarter of Europe his vast land rarely featured in the histories of the Great States. It was a place apart. Long after the western kingdoms had reformed their governments the Tsars maintained an absolute monarchy, serfdom remained a reality of life and the Church retained a hold it was losing elsewhere. From the 17th century the aristocracy and the new rich looked to France, Italy and Britain for their painters and architects but despite this, truly Russian cultures remained rooted in the extraordinary histories of the people and these re-emerged to take the art world by storm in the 19th century.