St Petersburg 14

St Petersburg Episode 14 Art and Architechure

Architecture from baroque to skyscrapers, art from icons to the 21st century

Art lovers flock to St Petersburg’s wonderful and extensive collections in the Hermitage and of course we will look at some of the highlights to be found there. But first, a nod to the glorious architectural styles to be found in the city, from the baroque palaces of 18th century St Petersburg, via the much more Russian-influenced Church on the Spilled Blood, to the designs favoured in the Stalinist era. Then, a visit to the Russian Museum, where thousands of exhibits tell the story of Russian art from the earliest icons to the twentieth century and lastly, some pointers for those wanting to see modern art Russian-style.