Origins of the Russian Avant-Garde

Origins of the Russian Avant Garde This richly illustrated catalogue documents the exhibition organised by the Walters Art Museum Balti in partnership with the State Russian Museum St Petersburg Featuring celebrated paintings by suc

  • Title: Origins of the Russian Avant-Garde
  • Author: Yevgenia Petrova Yengenia Petrova
  • ISBN: 9780911886566
  • Page: 227
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This richly illustrated catalogue documents the exhibition organised by the Walters Art Museum, Balti, in partnership with the State Russian Museum, St Petersburg Featuring celebrated paintings by such pioneering artists as Wasilii Kandinsky, Kazimir Malevich, Vladimir Tatlin, and Natalia Goncharova, it also includes the work of than twenty other innovative artisThis richly illustrated catalogue documents the exhibition organised by the Walters Art Museum, Balti, in partnership with the State Russian Museum, St Petersburg Featuring celebrated paintings by such pioneering artists as Wasilii Kandinsky, Kazimir Malevich, Vladimir Tatlin, and Natalia Goncharova, it also includes the work of than twenty other innovative artists of the Russian avant garde, some of whose art has rarely been reproduced in colour These intriguing paintings are juxtaposed with native Russian arts and crafts, including religious icons, popular prints, textiles, and even children s toys, to explore the influence of folk art on the Russian avant garde during the early decades of the twentieth century These objects were avidly collected during this period by artists and intellectuals, who were aware of the gradual disintegration of peasant culture in Russia and eager to preserve its artifacts Through a rich array of some seventy paintings, related folk art objects, and work

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