Royal West of England Academy, Bristol
Spring / Summer Term 2012
Russian and Soviet Art: From Icons to Socialist Realism, May 19th, Theodora Clarke MA
The Royal West of England Academy delivers a programme of one day Art History Day Schools delivered by recognised tutors and Academics providing an introduction to a number of subjects.
This study day is perfect for anyone with an interest in Russian and Soviet art, as we present the major movements and artists of 20th century Russia and examine the various “isms” of the avant-garde. Major artists include Kandinsky, Malevich, Tatlin, Lissitzky, Goncharova, Chagall, Rodchenko and Popova. We discuss Tsarist patronage of Russian art and such movements as the World of Art, the Blue Rose Group and the Wanderers. We then consider geometric non-objective painting, the creation of a new Soviet culture after the 1917 Russian Revolution and Socialist Realism after 1932.
All Day Schools are held on Saturdays, 10am – 4pm and cost £30 (note book 11 courses for the price of 10).
Theodora Clarke MA is a lecturer and expert on Russian art. Having gained first class honours from Newcastle University in History of Art, she went on to study an MA at the Courtauld Institute. She is researching her PhD in Russian avant-garde art at Bristol University. She recently lectured at Tate Britain and is a consultant for Sotheby’s. Former work experience includes Christie’s and the Ashmolean Museum. She has travelled within Russia and is currently investigating Russian works in American collections.
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