The Heritage International Art-Gallery presents design projects devoted to the esthetic of Soviet Art Deco style. It was one of the leading trends in all kinds of art of the Soviet Union from the mid 1930s to the mid 1950s. Its style combines the elements of Baroque, Napoleon Empire, late classical and Art D combination of luxury and monumentality.
The history of its origin is connected to the glorification of imperial power. It replaced the avant-garde and became the main style and esthetic concept of the Soviet Union. It symbolized beauty, power and an ideal of government.
The interior and architecture had become one. Pompous, luxurious and majestic features of buildings were moved to interior spaces. Composite order columns – moldings and components that are frequently used in the lining of external walls of buildings – were seen inside. Marble, expensive types of wood, bronze and representative paintings were widely used in the interiors. This style was actively constructed in public buildings that consequently looked like palaces - hotels, government houses and metro stations all employed this style. Karo Halabyan, Alexei Shchusev and Vasily Simbirtsev were prominent architects contributing to this effect.
Nonetheless, the style did not last long. By the end of 1950s the style was criticized for its excessive embellishment. Many items were thrown away or destroyed, resulting in few items being preserved.
Heritage Gallery presents unique interior pieces of the time. The exhibition will feature elegant theater furniture designed by the famous Soviet architect Karo Alabyan; items from the political elite apartments, produced in a single copy or limited-edition; and collectible porcelain objects, painted by outstanding avant-garde artists such as Alexandra Schekatikhina-Pototskaya, Volkova, and V. Chekhonin.
Decorative art played an important role in interiors with table lamps, porcelain objects, stylish dishes and more. They have become objects of antiquarian curiosities and collectibles.
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