This is a four-part lecture on the art of the Romanov Dynasty that includes a video and the lecture text. To tell this story I am using artwork created during the time of each Romanov tsar and artwork painted years after their deaths. Starting in 1862 Russian artists began drawing on the rich folklore and historical events of their country’s past. By placing these historical paintings into this story their artwork now has context and brings to life the Romanov Dynasty.
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This book explores how ideas from India had a decisive impact on modernism in the West. Learn about the intriguing history of how India influenced Ballets Russes, Anna Pavlova, Léon Bakst and Stanislavsky; in the arena of spiritual discourse by C.G. Jung, Helena Blavatsky, Annie Besant and Ananda Coomaraswamy; and in the art of Wassily Kandinsky, Piet Mondrian and Natalia Goncharova. This book presents the greats of European art in astonishing new light. Explore!