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12 July 2017Russian and Soviet Art from Icons to Socialist Realism!
14 July 2016SHOCKING! A Special Interest Day at Culford School, near Bury St Edmunds

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Russian and Soviet Art
from Icons to Socialist Realism!

a NADFAS East Anglia special interest day at Culford School near Bury St Edmunds Wednesday 12 July 2017

In 1917 two revolutions changed the course of Russian history. The first in February of that year overthrew the imperial government; the second in October put the Bolsheviks in power.
One hundred years on, Theodora Clarke will share with us her passion for Russian art, and introduce us to a variety of artists working during a time of revolutionary change.

The three lectures will cover the Origins of Art in Russia, Catherine the Great and the Treasures of the Hermitage, and provide an introduction to the Russian Avant-Garde. Major artists to be considered will include Kandinsky, Malevich, Chagall and Rodchenko. Key topics for discussion will include the imperial patronage of Russian art under the Tsar.

Theodora Clarke is an art historian, lecturer and critic specialising in Russian art and European modernism. Theodora lectures widely on twentieth-century avant-garde painting and sculpture to audiences across the UK and abroad at museums, galleries, universities and associations.

She is founder and editor of the online arts magazine Russian Art & Culture; she also set up Russian Art Week, in London, and publishes the official bi-annual guide to this major event.

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Picture: Wassily Kadinsky, ‘Composition VI’ (1913) State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg