Pioneers of Russian Painting in Stockholm

September 30 2011

Image of Pioneers of Russian Painting in Stockholm

Picture: Ryska Museet, Ilya Repin, 'Barge-haulers on the Volga'

If you're in Stockholm, this is worth a trip, an exhibition of the Peredvizhniki, pioneers of Russian art in the late 19th Century. From the National Museum of Sweden's site:

The Peredvizhniki were a group of artists who came together in 1870 in protest at the conservative attitudes of Russia’s Imperial Academy of Art. The group aimed to portray contemporary Russian society, and to use art to highlight social and political issues. They organized travelling exhibitions to take art to the people and beyond the cities of St Petersburg and Moscow. Works by the Peredvizhniki have enjoyed huge popularity in Russia since the late 19th century but are little known in the rest of the world.

The exhibition runs until 22nd January 2012. 

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