Closing the Books on Peredvizhnichestvo: Mir iskusstva's Long Farewell to Russian Realism

Closing the Books on Peredvizhnichestvo: Mir iskusstva's Long Farewell to Russian Realism
Janet Kennedy
Publication Date
2014

This volume of thirteen essays presents rigorous new research by western and Russian scholars on Russian art of the nienteenth and early-twentieth centuries. Over More than three decades after the publication of Elizabeth Valkenier's pioneering monograph, Russian Realist Art, this impressive collection showcases the latest methodology and subjects of inquiry, expanding the parameters of what has become an area of enormous intellectual and popular appeal. Major artists including Ilia Repin, Valentin Serov, and Wassily Kandinsky are considered afresh, as are the Peredvizhnik and Mir iskusstva movements and the Abramtsevo community. The book also breaks new ground to embrace subjects such as Russian graphic satire and children's book illustration, as well as stimulating aspects of patronage and display.

Citation

Kennedy, Janet. “Closing the Books on Peredvizhnichestvo: Mir iskusstva’s Long Farewell to Russian Realism,” From Realism to the Silver Age: New Studies in Russian Artistic Culture, edited by Rosamund Blakesley and Margaret Samu, 141-151. DeKalb, IL: Northern Illinois University, 2014.