The emergence of the Russian avant-garde
After almost two centuries of French influence in Russia, the first decades of the 20th century saw and heard the development of a visual and performance culture drawing upon the sights and sounds of native Russia. In this series we look at the collections of Sergei Shchukin and Ivan Morozov, some of the artists they collected, performances and composers of the time and the Russian avant garde.
Image: The Winter Palace in Saint Petersburg, Russia
Roger Benjamin: Shchukin, Morozov, and the Francophile foundations of Russian avant-garde art; Gauguin, Cézanne, and Cézannism in Paris and Moscow
Lorraine Kypiotis: Diaghilev, Stravinsky and the Ballets Russes
Andy Bromberger: Russian composers
Peter Kohane: St Petersburg - the city and its monuments; Peter Raissis: The exhibition: 'Masters of modern art from the Hermitage’