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Author : John I. Clancy
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Defining an artistic era or movement is often a difficult task, as one tries to group individualistic expressions and artwork under one broad brush. Such is the case with impressionism, which culls together the art of a multitude of painters in the mid-19th century, including Monet, Cézanne, Renoir, Degas, and van Gogh. Basically, impressionism involved the shedding of traditional painting methods. The subjects of art were taken from everyday life, as opposed to the pages of mythology and history. In addition, each artist painted to express feelings of the moment instead of hewing to time-honoured standards. This description of impressionism, obviously, is quite broad and can apply to a wide array of styles. Nonetheless, it remains a very important school in the annals of art. Any current or budding art aficionado should become familiar with the impressionist movement and its impact on the art world. This book presents a sweeping study of this artistic period, from its origins to its manifestations in the works of some of art history's most revered painters. Following this overview is a substantial and selective bibliography, featuring access through author, title, and subject indexes.

Russian Genre Painting in the Nineteenth Century

Author : Rosalind P Gray
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This volume examines the work of Venetsianov, Bryullov, Ivanov, Fedotov and Perov, setting them within a Russian context and considering the relationship between Russian and European art as a whole.

Women and the Art and Science of Collecting in Eighteenth Century Europe

Author : Arlene Leis
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Through both longer essays and shorter case studies, this book examines the relationship of European women from various countries and backgrounds to collecting, in order to explore the social practices and material and visual cultures of collecting in eighteenth-century Europe. It recovers their lives and examines their interests, their methodologies, and their collections and objects—some of which have rarely been studied before. The book also considers women’s role as producers, that is, creators of objects that were collected. Detailed examination of the artefacts—both visually, and in relation to their historical contexts—exposes new ways of thinking about collecting in relation to the arts and sciences in eighteenth-century Europe. The book is interdisciplinary in its makeup and brings together scholars from a wide range of fields. It will be of interest to those working in art history, material and visual culture, history of collecting, history of science, literary studies, women’s studies, gender studies, and art conservation.

Modernism and the Spiritual in Russian Art

Author : Louise Hardiman
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In 1911 Vasily Kandinsky published the first edition of ‘On the Spiritual in Art’, a landmark modernist treatise in which he sought to reframe the meaning of art and the true role of the artist. For many artists of late Imperial Russia – a culture deeply influenced by the regime’s adoption of Byzantine Orthodoxy centuries before – questions of religion and spirituality were of paramount importance. As artists and the wider art community experimented with new ideas and interpretations at the dawn of the twentieth century, their relationship with ‘the spiritual’ – broadly defined – was inextricably linked to their roles as pioneers of modernism. This diverse collection of essays introduces new and stimulating approaches to the ongoing debate as to how Russian artistic modernism engaged with questions of spirituality in the late nineteenth to mid-twentieth centuries. Ten chapters from emerging and established voices offer new perspectives on Kandinsky and other familiar names, such as Kazimir Malevich, Mikhail Larionov, and Natalia Goncharova, and introduce less well-known figures, such as the Georgian artists Ucha Japaridze and Lado Gudiashvili, and the craftswoman and art promoter Aleksandra Pogosskaia. Prefaced by a lively and informative introduction by Louise Hardiman and Nicola Kozicharow that sets these perspectives in their historical and critical context, Modernism and the Spiritual in Russian Art: New Perspectives enriches our understanding of the modernist period and breaks new ground in its re-examination of the role of religion and spirituality in the visual arts in late Imperial Russia. Of interest to historians and enthusiasts of Russian art, culture, and religion, and those of international modernism and the avant-garde, it offers innovative readings of a history only partially explored, revealing uncharted corners and challenging long-held assumptions.

Utopian Reality

Author : Christina Lodder
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This collection of essays deals broadly with the visual and cultural manifestation of utopian aspirations in Russia of the 1920s and 1930s, while examining the before- and after-life of such ideas both geographically and chronologically.

The Unsung Hero of the Russian Avant Garde

Author : Natalia Murray
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The first biography of Nikolay Punin, this book offers a comprehensive analisys of his life in the context of Russian political, social and cultural history in the first half of the XX century.

Five Hundred Years of French Painting

Author : Gosudarstvennyj Ėrmitaž
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French Art Treasures at the Hermitage

Author : Albert Kostenovich
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Traces the development of French art at the Hermitage through the works of such artists as Monet, Renoir, Cezanne, and Van Gogh

Terrible Beauty A Cultural History of the Twentieth Century

Author : Peter Watson
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A history of the twentieth century which covers all the ideas, people, great events, literary and artistic movements, scientific discoveries which have shaped the twentieth century. Terrible Beauty presents a unique narrative of the twentieth century. Unlike more conventional histories, where the focus is on political events and personalities, on wars, treaties and elections, this book concentrates on the ideas that made the century so rich, rewarding and provocative. Beginning with four seminal ideas which were introduced in 1900 - the unconscious, the gene, the quantum and Picasso's first paintings in Paris - the book brings together the main areas of thought and juxtaposes the most original and influential ideas of our time in an immensely readable narrative. From the creation of plastic to Norman Mailer, from the discovery of the 'Big Bang' to the Counterculture, from Relativity to Susan Sontag, from Proust to Salman Rushdie, and Henri Bergson to Saul Bellow, the book's range is encyclopedic. We meet in these pages the other twentieth century, the writers, the artists, the scientists and philosophers who were not cowed by the political and military disasters raging around them, and produced some of the most amazing and rewarding ideas by which we live. Terrible Beauty, endlessly stimulating and provocative, affirms that there was much more to the twentieth century than war and genocide.

Masterpieces and Master Collectors

Author : Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
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100 Years of Russian Art 1889 1989

Author : David Stuart Elliott (Historien de l'art).)
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From Russia

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French Painting Second Half of the 19th to Early 20th Century

Author : Государственный Эрмитаж (Russia)
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Arts Magazine

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French Painting from the Pushkin Museum

Author : Gosudarstvenny I Muze I Izobrazitel Nykh Iskusstv Imeni as P
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Russian Art and the West

Author : Rosalind Polly Blakesley
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"This book addresses the lively artistic dialogue that took place between Russia and the West - in particular with the United States, Britain, and France - from the 1860s to the Khrushchev Thaw. Offering new readings of cross-cultural exchange, it illuminates Russia's compelling, and sometimes combative, relation with western art in this period of profound cultural transformation." "This illustrated volume will appeal to students, scholars, and general readers seeking to understand the fuller context of Russian artistic culture during a remarkable century of social and political change."--BOOK JACKET.

Art Treasures in Russia

Author : Bernard S. Myers
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Story of the country's artistic heritage and showing where they may be found today.

Impressionist and Post impressionist Paintings in Soviet Museums

Author : Marina Bessanova
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Henri Matisse

Author : Henri Matisse
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Soviet Life

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