The Artistic Heritage of Architect Vasily Stasov as a Reflection of the Main Trends in the Development of Russian Architecture from the Late 18th to the Mid-19th Century

Keywords: the artistic heritage of Vasily Stasov, Russian architecture, trends in the development of Russian architecture, the art of the 18th — mid-19th century, High Classicism, the RussianByzantine style


The article presents carried-out research work on the artistic heritage of Vasily Stasov (the buildings that identify to the greatest degree the architect’s stylistic techniques) as determining the main trends in the development of Russian architecture from the end of the 18th to the mid-19th century, namely, the “High Classicist” style, which was predominant during this period, and the sources of historicism. In order to minimize subjectivity when analyzing the evolution of Russian architecture following the main buildings designed by Vasily Stasov, the principle of this assessment was formed. Within the framework of the creative heritage of Vasily Stasov, research was made of: a complex of shopping malls, the interior of a palace (using the example of a ceremonial office), triumphal arches (gates) (four examples), a complex of stables (two examples), food warehouses (two examples), a complex of barracks, restoration work (by the example of a cathedral in an architectural ensemble), cathedrals (two examples) and a church, a tenement house, and a palace ensemble.

Architecture and Design