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Renaissance Era

This style originated in Italy and spread to other countries after the Renaissance. The main features of the Baroque – splendor, solemnity, grandeur, dynamism, life-affirming nature. Baroque art characterized by the bold contrasts of scale, light and shadow, color, combination of reality and fantasy. baroque in russia (1698 -1725) In the late 17 th century to the beginning the reign of Peter I, the Baroque style spread throughout Europe and reached its peak. He is perfectly suited for powerful Petrine era.

From the beginning, the reign of Peter, fashion in furniture, appealed to the side of Holland and England. In the early 18 th century chest of drawers, cupboards start to crowd out of the city's houses chests. Typical furniture Petrine era – semi-soft chairs, sofas, upholstered in leather, embroidery, silk or cloth of English, on carved curved legs with balls in the jaws, the tables with curved legs, mirror frames made of bog oak. A fine example of furniture of that era is overlaid with silver throne of Peter, made in 1713, a master of Clausen. Russian masters often in this period as a material used oak, walnut, birch, linden and pine, and for finishing the surface – the wax and oil paint. victorian Victorian style is named after Queen Victoria (2 nd half of 19 century).

Victorian furniture is distinguished by heavy-handedness and quirkiness. Decor massive and intricate. Color of the wood is usually dark. revival Revival, Renaissance (Fr. renaissans – Revival) – one of the greatest eras, turning point in development of world art between the Middle Ages and the new time.

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