Author Vzdornov, Gerolʹd Ivanovich, author
Title Istorii︠a︡ otkrytii︠a︡ i izuchenii︠a︡ russkoĭ srednevekovoĭ zhivopisi. English
The history of the discovery and study of Russian medieval painting / by Gerolʹd I. Vzdornov ; translated by Valerii G. Dereviagin ; edited by Marybeth Sollins
Imprint Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2018
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Descript xx, 426 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
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unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Russian history and culture, 1877-7791 ; volume 18
Russian history and culture (Leiden, Netherlands) ; v. 18
Note "A Bronze Horseman Translation. English translation of Otkrytie i izuchenie russkoi srednevekovoi zhivopisi (Moscow: Iskusstvo, 1986) © Copyright 2011 by Bronze Horseman Literary Agency, Larchmont, New York, 10538"--Title page verso
General information on Russian icons and frescoes -- First steps in the discovery of medieval Russian painting -- The artist-archaeologist F.G. Solntsev and the artist-restorer N.I. Podkliuchnikov -- The 1840s men of letters, palaeologists, collectors -- F.I. Buslaev and his contemporaries -- Learned societies -- Museums, private collections, and exhibitions -- Academy and university scholarship
This is the first study in any language to trace the emergence of the art historical interest in icon painting in the nineteenth century with its evident impact on the course of Russian modernism in the twentieth century. Given the surge in popularity of the Russian avant-garde, a book devoted to the gradual awareness of the artistic value of icons and their effect on Russian aesthetics is timely. The discoveries, the false starts, the incompetence, the interaction of dilettantes and academics, the meddling of tsars and church officials, all make for a fascinating tale of growing cultural awareness. It is a story that prepares the ground for the explosion of Russian cultural creativity and acceptability in the early twentieth century
Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Art, Russian -- Historiography
Art, Medieval -- Russia -- Historiography
Historiography -- Russia -- History -- 19th century
Alt Author Sollins, Marybeth, editor
Dereviagin, Valerii G.,; translator