This was my final scheduled trip presenting the Arden Collection for Zoffany.
And what an adventure to be sent to Moscow!
|St Basil's Cathedral and the Moscow sign|
|Presenting Arden at Decorus|
I gave my talk explaining the history behind Arden's Elizabethan/Jacobean designs and the multi-lingual Natasha translated into Russian.
Meanwhile Alison Keane (Export Sales Manager for Sanderson/Zoffany/Morris) worked her magic selling pattern books and opening accounts with the Russian interior design world.
Then it was off to explore Moscow with my fella....
First we were keen to see some Russian art at the State Tretyakov Gallery
Some obligatory giant historic scenes of uprising, subjugation and execution:
|The Morning of the Execution of the Streltsy in 1698 by Vasiliy Suriko|
|The Appearance of Christ to the People by A. Ivanov|
|Vladimir Borovikovsky busts!|
Here are more details of costume and furnishings by various Russian artists. Inspiration for a new collection perhaps.
|Details from the Tretyakov Gallery|
Here's a hint anyway...
....golden domes gleaming even on a rainy day!
|Golden domes inside the Kremlin|
|Melissa and Alison in the Moscow metro|
As Churchill famously said of Russia:
It is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma
Thank you to Alison for looking after us
Thank you to James for vodka and pickles at Cafe PushkinThank you to Natasha for inviting me to Decorus when we met at Paris Deco Off
...and thank you to Zoffany for this amazing opportunity!