A specific characteristic of the Silver Age was an unprecedented stylistic polyphony: the coexistence of historicism and neoclassicism, national-romantic and international-decorative Art Nouveau. The actualisation of the idea of Gesamtkunstverk and the embodiment of symbolist ideas created opportunities for the manifestation of creative universalism and the expansion of extra-artistic activities. V.M. Vasnetsov and A.M. Vasnetsov, E.D. Polenova and V.D. Polenov, E.E. Lansere and N.E. Lansere, S.V. Malyutin, N.K. Roerich, V.A. Serov, V.E. Borisvo-Musatov, K.A. Korovin, A.Y. Golovin, A.N. Benois, L.S. Bakst and other artists tried the Gesamtkunstverk idea. Bakst and other artists tried their hand in different capacities, creating theatre sets and costumes, architectural designs and furniture, interior decorations and textiles, illustrations and clothing, monumental and decorative painting and jewellery.

The cultural context of the era provoked an unprecedented stylistic diversity of author's approaches to the organisation of private space and object-spatial environment, implemented by architects and artists in search of unique and innovative solutions that await their successors in the 21st century.

The author of the course, Evgenia Orlovskaya is a PhD in Art History, lecturer at the School of Design of the Higher School of Economics and the School of Interior Design "Details", a specialist and author of a number of scientific articles on Art Nouveau and Symbolism, a practicing decorator with many years of experience in designing private interiors