Lecture Series: Philosophy, Literature and Catherine the Great

Catherine the Great’s intellectual pursuits extended far beyond her collection of art. Exchanging letters over a fifteen year period with French writer, historian and philosopher Voltaire, she was spurred to bring Russia into the modern era through ideas raised by the Enlightenment and its supporters.

Art Talk previously on at NGV International in Victoria, Australia.
From Sunday 18 October 2015 to Sunday 18 October 2015

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Published by National Gallery of Victoria - International on Monday 12 October 2015.
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Patronage of the arts and education, as well as economic achievements, led to Catherine’s reign being cited as the golden age of Russia. In this special series of four lectures, specialists of history, philosophy and literature explore this rich period through the lens of the philosophers and writers of the time.