On Tuesday 15th: We had our group tutorial which involved a group discussion on the story "The Death of Ivan Ilych" in which we spoke about the character of Ivan Ilych, his life, the description of his house and how and where he died.
After the tutorial we had a group meeting where we made the final decision on which rooms to build as sets and expressed ideas toward the interior and furniture. We agreed to split into groups of two to get a broader range of research into differnt areas and make mood boards.
Calum and Daniel- Medical Equiptment
Nicole and Kirby- Furniture
Fiona and Stephanie- Drapery
Jenny and Rhyan- NicNacs and Lighting
Vicky and Nuria- Architecture
Lauren and I- Walls
Together Lauren and I decided to produce two seperate mood boards. Laurens board would contain the majority of wallpaper samples whereas mine was to be based more on the imagery of Russian Baroque interior.
I went to the University Libary where I found a helpful book called "Russian Houses" which contained a wide range of good detailed photographs. The book showed Russian houses and palace from different periods including Baroque interiors and exteriors, not only does it show the walls/interior but also furniture, photographs of different styles of tables, chairs, bookcases, stoves/fireplaces as well as close ups of patterns, wall castings, materials and tiles.
I done further research and found that not only within the period of "Death of Ivan Ilych" the interior decor had many Baroque influences having elements with new emphasis placed on bold massing and colonnades, painting work with light-and-shade "Chiaroscuro" colour effects with bold play of volume and void. Wealthier households had a processional sequence of increasingly rish interiors and even though Baroque was taken with most enthusiasm in Germany, Austria and Russia within the 19th Century the interior trend had also began to be dominated by the Neo-Byzantine and Russian Rivival Styles.
With the images from the book and other research i was able to produce my mood board for Thursdays presentation