CamRuSS Russian History and Arts Lecture series. Talk 4.
This lecture gives a broad overview of Russian realism in the late 19th century through the Association of Travelling Art Exhibition (known as the Peredvizhniki or Wanderers). This talented group of artists, who included Ilya Repin and Ivan Kramskoy, sought freedom from the bureaucratic control of the Imperial Academy of Arts. In an effort to reach new audiences and market their work directly, the Peredvizhniki organised a series of travelling art exhibitions around Russia from 1871 onward. This lecture will explore their rich artistic output in the areas of portraiture, landscape, history painting, religious painting, and genre painting, their extraordinary popularity with the Russian public, and the important role critics and collectors played in their success.
Venue: Graham Storey Room, Trinity Hall, Trinity Lane, Cambridge
About the speaker.
Dr Nicola Kozicharow is the Schulman Research Fellow at Trinity Hall, Cambridge and an Affiliated Lecturer in History of Art at the University of Cambridge. She is a specialist in modern and contemporary European and Russian art, and her current book project is entitled Modernism in Exile: Russian Art and Identity Abroad. Her recent publications include the co‐authored volume Modernism and the Spiritual in Russian Art: New Perspectives (Open Book Publishers, 2017) and articles in Art History and Word & Image. She received her PhD and MPhil in History of Art from the University of Cambridge and holds an MA from University College London and a BA in History of Art (Honors) and Slavic Studies from Brown University. She is co-director of the Cambridge Courtauld Russian Art Centre (CCRAC).