ASF Lecture Provenance Matters; The Mass Faking Of The Russian Avant Garde On The World Art Market
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Delivered by: Brian Healey
Up until the early 19th century Russian painting consisted almost entirely of academic styles and subject matter dominated by the west. By mid century the class system and village structure, dominated by landowner and the orthodox church, was under more critical scrutiny, led by artists such as Vasily Perov, but it wasn’t until the pioneering work of the group known as ‘The Wanderers’ that Russian society was put more fully under the microscope. By then the serfs had been liberated.
This lecture reveals the fascinating insight into this moving story afforded by the paintings of more than a dozen superb artists.
Non members Tickets available on the day at £8.