Revolution in Russian Art with Vadim Malinovsky

Revolution in Russian Art with Vadim Malinovsky


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Description

This conversation will look at the most important artworks of Russian avant-garde from a historical perspective, learning more about the Russian Revolution not only as a historical event but also as a revolutionary art movement.

Explore the turbulent beginning of twentieth-century Russian history through its art. Changes in lifestyle and politics very often go along with the development of culture, so Russian avant-garde was born with the revolution itself. In Russia, the avant-garde made itself known by the 1910s. We will discuss how it was the starting point for independent, original Russian art against the background of two centuries of imitation of European art.

Russian avant-garde is not about ideas, but in the degree of their radicality, sources of inspiration, in expressive means. The avant-garde relied on the phenomena ""low"" for the educated class: popular print, primitive, urban advertising, up to the inscriptions on the fences. At the same time, Russian icon painting was of great importance for the avant-garde, which did not depict the visible world, but expressed what was inaccessible to physical vision.

Led by historian Vadim Malinovsky this seminar will give a deep dive into the history of Russian art of the first quarter of the twentieth century. Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, participants will come away with an increased understanding of how revolutionary art corresponds with the revolutionary movement.

About Your Expert

Vadim is a historian (MA) who has graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University. His focus is contemporary Russian history. He is working on a PhD dissertation on Stalin's national policy.

Audience

This conversation is suitable for all ages.

Duration

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
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L. (Tucson, US)
Fascinating

Excellent presentation, learned a lot about Russian art from this revolutionary period. Marino sky has great insights and interpretations.

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M.S. (Marseille, FR)
True revolution in Art

Excellent review of one of the most dynamic periods of innovative art. It is lesser known than the more western europe art developments of the same period, but maybe even more "revolutionary".

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D.F.W. (Los Angeles, US)
Outstanding Presentation and Scholarship

Vadim gave a fascinating and outstanding presentation on the modern art movement in Russia. He also gave a thorough explanation of the historical and political forces that shaped this movement before it was aborted in the 1932 by Stalin.

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C.A. (Maplewood, US)
Fascinating subject

Mr. Malinovsky gave a fascinating description of 20th century Russian art, with a lead-up of Russian art history from earlier times.

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M.W. (Lynchburg, US)
Very well-organized

The presenter is very familiar with his subject and built a well-organized presentation with many interesting examples. I especially loved learning about the painting "Bathing of a Red Horse".

Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
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L
L. (Tucson, US)
Fascinating

Excellent presentation, learned a lot about Russian art from this revolutionary period. Marino sky has great insights and interpretations.

M
M.S. (Marseille, FR)
True revolution in Art

Excellent review of one of the most dynamic periods of innovative art. It is lesser known than the more western europe art developments of the same period, but maybe even more "revolutionary".

D
D.F.W. (Los Angeles, US)
Outstanding Presentation and Scholarship

Vadim gave a fascinating and outstanding presentation on the modern art movement in Russia. He also gave a thorough explanation of the historical and political forces that shaped this movement before it was aborted in the 1932 by Stalin.

C
C.A. (Maplewood, US)
Fascinating subject

Mr. Malinovsky gave a fascinating description of 20th century Russian art, with a lead-up of Russian art history from earlier times.

M
M.W. (Lynchburg, US)
Very well-organized

The presenter is very familiar with his subject and built a well-organized presentation with many interesting examples. I especially loved learning about the painting "Bathing of a Red Horse".