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Peter the Great

David Ducharme2014

The Sand Museum

The Sand Museum
Fukube-cho, Yuyama 2083-17, Japan

Peter the Great was the 5th tsar of the Romanov dynasty. By taking control over the Baltic Sea, he turned Russia into one of the strongest states in Europe. At the time, he even joined delegations he sent to the Netherlands and England himself. He actively pursued the adoption of European knowledge concerning fields such as shipbuilding and navigation to westernize Russia. After the Russian victory in the Great Northern War at the beginning of the 18th century, he changed the country's name to Russian Empire and made himself its first emperor. He had the Empire's capital Saint Petersburg built with strong Western European cultural influences.

Details

  • Title: Peter the Great
  • Creator: David Ducharme
  • Creator Nationality: Canada
  • Creator Gender: male
  • Date: 2014
  • Physical Location: Tottori City, Japan
  • Provenance: THE SAND MUSEUM
  • Type: Sand Sculpture
  • External Link: http://www.sand-museum.jp/
  • 作品解説 / Object Note (Japanese): ロマノフ朝5代目のツァーリであるピョートル大帝。バルト海域に覇をとなえ、ロシアをヨーロッパの強国に押し上げたといわれる。当時、オランダやイギリスなどへ使節団を派遣する際に、自身もその一員となり参加した。大帝はヨーロッパから造船技術や航海術などを積極的に取り入れてロシアの西欧化を図り、18世紀前半の大北方戦争の勝利後、国家名をロシア帝国とし、自身が初代皇帝となった。帝国の首都であったサンクトペテルブルクは、大帝が西欧文化の影響を受けて造り上げた街である。
  • 作品タイトル / Object Title (Japanese): ピョートル大帝と西欧化

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