The Cambridge Russian-speaking society presents their first talk by Dr Natalia Budanova in the Russian History & Arts lecture series.
Icons were and still are an essential part of Orthodox culture in Russia. At the same time, they are also works of art, whose specific qualities were much appreciated by many figures in modernist art movements from 20th century onwards. This first lecture of the series will offer a cultural and historical survey of the art of icon painting in Russia and its artistic trajectory.
Speaker: Dr Natalia Budanova, MA (Cambs), MA (Courtauld), PhD (Courtauld) is a UK-based independent art historian and a member of CCRAC advisory board. Her research and publications engage in investigating role of women in Russian Art of late Imperial and early Soviet periods, patterns of artistic exchange between Russia and West, and art of the Great War.