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Russian Painting

Russian Painting
 

Russia is often viewed as the outsider of the art world, with creative genius frequently being hidden behind the representation of icons such as Rublov. This book provides an understanding of the Russian culture as a combination of western culture as well as eastern. These influe... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781780429755
Barcode 9781780429755
Published 8 May 2012 by Parkstone International
Available in PDF format
Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
Language en
Author(s) By Leek, Peter
Series Temporis
Availability Wheelers ePlatform

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ISBN-13 9781780429755
ISBN-10 1780429754
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Parkstone International
Imprint Parkstone International
Publication Date 8 May 2012
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format PDF ebook
Author(s) By Leek, Peter
Series Temporis
Category Painting & Paintings
Individual Artists
Industrial / Commercial Art & Design
Number of Pages 272
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Fine Arts / Art History
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 759.7
Catalogue Code 398167

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From the 18th century to the 20th, this book gives a panorama of Russian painting not equalled anywhere else. Russian culture developed in contact with the wider European influence, but retained strong native intonations. It is a culture between East and West, and both influences in together. The book begins with Icons, and it is precisely Icon-painting which gave Russian artist their peculiar preoccupation with ethical questions and a certain kind of palette. It goes on the expound the duality of their art, and point out the originality of their contribution to world art. The illustrations cover all genres and styles of painting in astonishing variety. Such figures as Borovokovsky, Rokotov, Levitsky, Brullov, Fedatov, Repin, Shishkin and Levitan and many more are in these pages.

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