DOMENICO TREZZINI E ALTRI MAESTRI TICINESI A PIETROBURGO E TALLINN ALL’INIZIO DEL SETTECENTO

  • Sergey Androsov
Keywords: Domenico Trezzini, Ticinese masters, Saint Petersburg, Tallinn, notes on Italian architects, 18th century

Abstract

The activities and work of architect Domenico Trezzini (1670–1734),
and the masters that arrived in Russia with him, have been researched
for a long time, and many contentions have been concretised or
disproven at various times. This article focuses on the issue of how
masters from a single area – Ticino, Switzerland – ended up creating
important fortifications, palaces and churches in the Russian Empire
during the reign of Peter the Great at the beginning of 18th century.
The author describes the movement of Trezzini and the Ticino masters
from Copenhagen to Moscow as reported in various historical sources
and the works of Danish and Russian researchers.

Author Biography

Sergey Androsov

Sergey Androsov (b. 1948), PhD has been the Head of the Department
of European Figurative Art at the State Hermitage Museum since
2006. He is the author of more than 350 scientific publications on
Italian and Russian art from the 14th to 20th centuries. Androsov is
also a member of Ateneo Veneto (Italy) and the Academy of Natural
Science (Russia).

Published
2019-05-15