CamRuSS Russian History and Arts Lecture series. Talk 1.
Icons were and still are an essential part of Orthodox culture in Russia. At the same time, they are also works of art, whose specific qualities were much appreciated by many figures in modernist art movements from 20th c. onward. This first lecture of the series will offer a cultural and historical survey of the art of icon painting in Russia and its artistic trajectory.
Venue: Graham Storey Room, Trinity Hall, Trinity Lane, Cambridge CB2 1TJ
About the speaker.
Dr Natalia Budanova, MA (Cambs), MA (Courtauld), PhD (Courtauld) is a UK-based independent art historian and a member of CCRAC advisory board. Her research and publications engage in investigating role of women in Russian Art of late Imperial and early Soviet periods, patterns of artistic exchange between Russia and West, and art of the Great War.