From the earliest examples of national art at the beginning of the nineteenth century and the romantic seascapes of Aivasovsky, to the great Realists such as Ilya Repin and the innovators of the Russian avant-garde, Russian painting offers a wealth of works of art to rediscover. Grandiose landscapes, haunting portraits, and exciting artistic experiments--hardly any other artistic nation offers a comparable variety of styles and artistic personalities. This book presents an overview of the most important Russian paintings, with more than 450 works.
About the Author
Daniel Kiecol is a historian who also works as a writer and lecturer. His publications cover a variety of cultural subjects.