Posted in: Academic, Art, Culture, Publications, Russian art- Mar 15, 2017 Comments Off on Book Review: Galeev Gallery Celebrates Publication of the Catalogue “Kuzma Petrov – Vodkin and His School”

As the exhibition at the Royal Academy Revolution: Russian Art 1917–1932 gathers pace and gets more and more responses and reviews in the press and online, one also learns that the viewers,  especially the British viewers, discover for themselves the art of Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin, who until recently has not been as well-known in the UK as his fellow artists and contemporaries  Malevich,  Chagall or Kandinsky, despite the fact that Petrov-Vodkin is regarded as one of the leading artists of his time in Russia.  Read more

Posted in: Academic, Events, Russian art- Mar 15, 2017 Comments Off on TALK and FILM: Design on Film: Revolution. Sir Christopher Frayling in conversation with film director Margy Kinmonth and Dr Natalia Murray. 30 March at the Design Museum

Author and academic Christopher Frayling discusses design on film with film-maker Margy Kinmonth, which will include her recent intimate and exciting documentary film Revolution – New Art for a New World.… Read more

Posted in: Academic, Art, Articles, Russian art- Mar 10, 2017 Comments Off on ARTICLE: Sergei Shchukin: Life Journey of a Remarkable Art Collector. Part II. By Edward Charlton-Jones.

Please see Part I of the article here.

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The Fondation Louis Vuitton, designed by Frank Gehry, is perhaps not the most obvious location for such reflections. It perches like a bejewelled beetle in the Bois de Boulogne, its glass-panelled forewings raised as though about to take flight.… Read more

Posted in: Academic, Art, Articles, Culture, Russian art- Mar 10, 2017 Comments Off on ARTICLE: Sergei Schukin: Life Journey of a Remarkable Art Collector. Part I. By Edward Charlton-Jones.

Tortured by Memories

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Salon Henri Matisse in the house of collector Sergei Shchukin, Moscow, 1913

Moscow, declared the art critic Alexandre Benois, is “the city of Gauguin, Cézanne, and Matisse”.… Read more

Posted in: Academic, Art, Articles, Culture, Russian art- Mar 03, 2017 Comments Off on ARTICLE: Battling Over the Shchukin Collection: Some Aspects of Legal History. By Mona Yapova.

In October 2016, when it launched its exhibition Icons of Modern Art –  The Shchukin Collection, the Fondation Louis Vuitton created history with elegance. The exhibition is the result of a close collaboration between the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow, the State Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, and most importantly – André-Marc Deloque-Fourcaud, Sergei Shchukin’s grandson, an expert in Art History and advisor on the project.… Read more

Posted in: Academic, Art, Articles, Culture, Events, Russian art, Talks- Feb 23, 2017 Comments Off on TALK: Russian Art of the 20th Century on 9th March at Calvert 22

As part of The Future Remains: Revisiting Revolution season of events, Calvert 22 Foundation is delighted to partner with The Vladimir Potanin Foundation for a dynamic discussion on the Russian culture and art of the 20th century.… Read more

Posted in: Academic, Art, Events, Russian art, Talks- Feb 01, 2017 Comments Off on LECTURE: Born of the Virgin Mary by Richard Temple, 8 February

Richard TempleDr. Richard Temple founded the well-known and highly respected Temple Gallery in west London in 1959.  He is a famous art-dealer, author of a number of books on Byzantine and Russian iconography, a member of the Advisory Panel of the Art Fund and consultant advising private collectors and museums in the acquisition of icons.… Read more

Posted in: Academic, Art, Articles, Culture, Russian art- Jan 20, 2017 Comments Off on Russian Art in Emigration. Constantin Popoff: A Russian Exile who Became an Acknowledged Argentinian Master. By Valeria Strachevskaya.
Popoff_Self-Portrait

Constantin Popov (1897-1952) Self-portrait, (No date) Watercolour on paper, 45 x 30.5 cm Private Collection Reproduction: Popov Family Archive.

Talking about Russian émigré art, we normally limit its geography to Berlin and Paris.… Read more

Posted in: Academic, Articles, International Column, Post-Soviet Countries- Jan 06, 2017 Comments Off on ARTICLE: MORE THAN A GAME. Craig Murray Blows the Whistle on British India, by Simon Hewitt
MURDEROUSLY HOT BUT NO ROD : SAMARKAND IN 1870 BY VASILY VERESCHAGIN

MURDEROUSLY HOT BUT NO ROD : SAMARKAND IN 1870 BY VASILY VERESCHAGINing the 19th century.

AFTER HIS ANALYSIS & REPORT ON THE RUSSIAN AUCTIONS HELD AT THE END OF NOVEMBER, OUR INTERNATIONAL EDITOR SIMON HEWITT DISCUSSES SOME OF THE OTHER EVENTS HELD IN LONDON DURING RUSSIAN WEEK IN TWO EXCLUSIVE ARTICLES:
 
THE FIRST RECOUNTS HIS MEETING WITH AUTHOR & FORMER DIPLOMAT CRAIG MURRAY, AND DISCUSSES HIS RECENT BOOK ON ‘THE GREAT GAME’ BETWEEN BRITAIN & RUSSIA DURING THE 19TH CENTURY.Read more
Posted in: Academic, Russian art- Dec 29, 2016 Comments Off on CONFERENCE: Art Born in the Revolution. Russian Art and the State. 1917-1932 at Courtauld Institute of Art and Royal Academy of Arts, 24-25 February 2017

Art Born in the Revolution. Russian Art and the State. 1917-1932

Courtesy of Courtauld Institute of Art

Courtesy of the Courtauld Institute of Art

Day 1: Courtauld Institute of Art – 24 February, 14:00-18:45
Day 2: Royal Academy of Arts – 25 February, 10:30-18:30

DAY1: 14.00 – 18.45, Friday 24 February 2017, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, The Courtauld Institute of Art (with registration from 13.30)

An international conference jointly orgnaised by The Courtauld Institute of Art and the Royal Academy of Arts (24 and 25 February 2017). Read more

Posted in: Academic, Jobs, Russian art- Oct 12, 2016 Comments Off on Call for Applications: Incoming Postdoctoral Fellowships in France

fondation-maison-des-sciences-de-lhommeDeadline:  1 December 2016
Open to: applicants who have obtained their PhD doctorate (“Kandidat” thesis) and presented their thesis after 2009 from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Russia
Scholarship: a monthly stipend of 1 500 €.Read more

Posted in: Academic, Russian art- Oct 12, 2016 Comments Off on CFP: War, Revolution and Memory International Conference (Zagreb, 17-18 Feb 17)

sf-iusWar, Revolution and Memory: Post-War Monuments in Post-Communist Europe
International Conference

Zagreb, February 17 – 18, 2017
Deadline: Nov 1, 2016

World War II caused a collective trauma in the memory of Europeans, which resulted in the erection of countless monuments all over Europe to commemorate the events and battles as well as the civilian and military victims.

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