November 29 - Russian Art

November 29 - Russian Art - State and Society in Imperial...

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State and Society in Imperial Russia November 29, 2007 Russian Art (1850-1900s) Pavel Tretyakov (1883) o Member of Moscow “Old Believer” community St. Petersburg Academy of Fine Arts o Art as a legal profession o Academy was based in Western tradition There was a focus on historical, mythical, humanistic painting Russian Realism o Rebellion against academic style o Genre painting Everyday scenes o Against bureaucratic control of art o Focus on Russian themes Away from mandated themes of the academy New patrons Petersburg Moscow and provinces Government officials merchants Independent art market o Painters of Russian Realism called themselves itinerants o Russian vs. French realism Timing (1861) Heightened mission to paint the peasants’ plight after emancipation French art was “art for art’s sake” Vs. Russian Westernism and social responsibility Itinerants fed up with importing images of other cultures Wanted to paint Russian life
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2008 for the course HISTORY 373 taught by Professor Hellbeck during the Fall '07 term at Rutgers.

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