The Russian Canvas: Painting in Imperial Russia, 1757-1881 (Hardback)
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The Russian Canvas: Painting in Imperial Russia, 1757-1881 (Hardback)

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The Russian Canvas charts the remarkable rise of Russian painting in the 18th and 19th centuries, and the nature of its relationship with other European schools. Starting with the foundation of the Imperial Academy of the Arts in 1757 and culminating with the assassination of Tsar Alexander II in 1881, it details the professionalization and wide-ranging activities of painters against a backdrop of dramatic social and political change. The Imperial Academy formalized artistic training but later became a foil for dissent, as successive generations of painters negotiated their own positions between pan-European engagement and local and national identities. Drawing on original archival research, this groundbreaking book recontextualizes the work of major artists, revives the reputations of others, and explores the complex developments that took Russian painters from provincial anonymity to international acclaim.

Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300184372
Number of pages: 380
Weight: 1932 g
Dimensions: 284 x 238 x 31 mm


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'Drawing on much original research, this study explores the transformation of Russian painting in the late 18th and 19th centuries.' - Apollo
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"Fills a huge hole in Russian art history [...] a masterpiece"-Andrew Jameson, Society for Co-operation in Russian and Soviet Studies Summer 2017 -- Andrew Jameson * Society for Co-operation in Russian and Soviet Studies *

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“The Russian Canvas: Painting in Imperial Russia, 1757-1881 ”

A comprehensive and very informative presentation of the best from Russia's artists of that period. I highly recommend this book which is beautiful in itself but also refreshing to get into as the author... More

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