A rediscovery of Cassatt’s work today reveals not only her beautiful artwork but also a fresh insight into the culture in which she lived and worked; how she used her personal circumstances to create the most far-reaching opportunities. Perhaps it is for this reason that she has been coined an “American Treasure.”
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Video Lecture Series
Art of the Romanov Dynasty
This is a four-part lecture on the art of the Romanov Dynasty that includes a video and a written essay. The first 100 years of the Romanov Dynasty, covered in Part 1, was a period of barbarianism as Russia struggled through the Middle Ages for hundreds of years longer than Europe. The next 100 years, covered in Part 2, is a time of westernization for Russia, and covers two of the most famous tsars – Peter the Great and Catherine the Great.
Russian Art Movement
The Russian Impressionism of the 1880s reflects lyrical interpretations of life and is considered the most romantic period in the history of Russian Impressionism.