Week 15 Art and Music

Week 15 Art and Music - The Wanderers 1863-1890s Society...

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Unformatted text preview: The Wanderers 1863-1890s Society for Traveling Art Exhibitions • Evolved from a group of 13 students who left the Academy of Fine Arts in 1863 • Dedicated to painting pictures that would raise the consciousness of Russian society • Sought to tell the truth through the media of fine arts • Nationalistic and Realistic Themes of Wanderers’ Art • Social criticism and real life; “critical realism” • Historical themes relevant to contemporary issues • Significant cultural and social figures • Landscapes Artists • Ilya Repin • Ivan Kramskoi • Vasili Perov • Isaac Levitan • Victor Vasnetsov • Vasili Surikov • Nikolai Ge The Mighty Handful Russian Music in the 19 th Century The Mighty Handful (“Five”) • Mikhail Glinka: not one of the “Five,” but the initiator of the national movement in Russian music; A Life for the Tsar (1836) • “Handful” came together at the same time as the Wanderers movement in Russian art • Unified by their desire to get away from imitation of the West and to look to Russian roots for inspiration •...
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Week 15 Art and Music - The Wanderers 1863-1890s Society...

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