Partial living room in the Mikhailovsky Palace

The artist is Lipgart

In the second floor of the Mikhailovsky Palace, Rossi created a brilliant enfilade of ceremonial rooms, cleaned by mirrors, modeling, paintings, silk, set -in parquets and carved gilded furniture. Among all this splendor, a special place was occupied by the second ceremonial living room, which was also called a white collection hall or a white dining room. In it, the mistress of the palace, Grand Duchess Elena Pavlovna, regularly arranged literary and musical evenings, on which Russian and European celebrities shone with talents (F. Sheet, g. Berlioz, a. G. Rubinstein and many others). The salon of the Grand Duchess Elena Pavlovna for many years has been one of the most important cultural centers of the capital. Largely due to this circumstance, the second front -line living room escaped the fate of the rest of the ceremonial halls. In 1896-1897, their decorative decoration was seriously injured in the process of adapting the premises for the exposition of the Russian museum of Emperor Alexander III, but the decoration has been completely preserved in the living room.
The White (White -Call) Hall of the Mikhailovsky Palace (1825), along with the main lobby – the only rooms that retained their original decoration.
The hall preserved not only picturesque and sculptural decoration, but also objects of furniture, as well as works of decorative art. Murals of the hall, modeling, recruiting parquet, furniture, chandeliers and floor lamps – everything is done according to the drawings to. And. Russia. Together with him, a sculptor worked on the design of the hall with. With. Pimenov and painters of Italian origin a. Vigi and J. B. Scotti. Follower of the largest monumentalist Italy d. B. Tiepolo, a. Vigi was one of the first in Russia to write allegorical figures with adhesive colors according to artificial marble, rightfully considering an unsurpassed master in this technique. According to the plan to. And. Russia Antonio Vigi presented on the walls of the White Hall the scenes for stories from Homeric poems "Iliad" and "Odyssey". The scenes depicted on the walls are called: "Paris and Elena", "Farewell to Hector with Andromakh", "Achilles at the court of King Lidomed", "Odysseus and Penelope". The White Hall was regarded by contemporaries as an unsurpassed example of architecture.

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