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RUSSIA AND THE ARTS: THE AGE OF TOLSTOY AND TCHAIKOVSKY. National Portrait Gallery, London, 2016. Distributed in the U.S.A. by Artbook|D.A.P., New York. 176 pp. with 80 col. 29 x 24 cm. ISBN 9781855145375 In English.
Publisher's description: Russia and the Arts: The Age of Tolstoy and Tchaikovsky explores the history of Russian portraiture between 1867 and 1914, a time of great cultural vibrancy in the country and a golden age of the Russian portrait. While Tolstoy and Dostoevsky were publishing masterpieces such as Anna Karenina and The Brothers Karamazov and Mussorgsky, Tchaikovsky and Rimsky-Korsakov were taking Russian music to new heights, Russian art was developing a new self-confidence. The penetrating Realism of the 1870s and 1880s was later complemented by the brighter hues of Russian Impressionism and the bold forms of Symbolist painting; these styles were applied to portraits of prominent thinkers, writers, scientists, artists, actors, composers and musicians by the most outstanding painters of the day. This volume traces the period's developments in Russian art through the collection of the Moscow State Tretyakov Gallery, founded in 1856, itself a product of this same moment of cultural flourishing.
Indexing: Western, Europe — Russia/Soviet Union/Commonwealth — 1800-1900, 1900-1945 — Painting
Plans: 73,02,03,04
Worldwide Number: 037145
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