Russian painting, 100 years ago
This Dutch video is about the Bonnefanten museum in Maastricht, and their recent exhibition about Russian art.
By Sybille Fuchs from Germany:
“The Big Change: Revolutions in Russian painting, 1895-1917”
17 August 2013
The exhibition of paintings in the Bonnefanten Museum in Maastricht that ended last weekend offered a dazzling insight into a fascinating period (1895-1917) of artistic turmoil in the last years of tsarist Russia.
Many of the approximately 90 paintings are hardly known in the West and several have never even been exhibited outside Russia. Most of them were made available by the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow and the State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg.
The young generation of painters during this period responded to changes in society and rebelled against convention and the ossified art world of the academies. They were in active contact with major…
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