Russian Visual Arts

Summary:

Exploring the emergence of art criticism and art theory as a distinct genre in Russia from the period both prior to, and inclusive of, the establishment of Mir iskusstva.

Project Status:

Completed

Funders:

Arts and Humanities Research Board (AHRB)

Partners:

University of Sheffield
University of Exeter

Subjects:

20th century, history of art, images, online resource, Russian and slavonic studies, searchable database

Technologies:

CSS, HTML, MySQL, PHP

HRI Online Publication

Project Description

The research aims of the project were to investigate two broad areas: firstly, the emergence of art criticism and art theory as a distinct genre in Russia from the period both prior to, and inclusive of, the establishment of Mir iskusstva; secondly, to investigate the ways in which newly evolved art criticism affected artistic developments in the second half of the 19th century and the early 20th century. The major output of the project is in electronic form as a web-site, but hard-copy publications in the form of articles and longer works have also emerged.

Duration: October 2000 – September 2003

Project Team

  • Dr Carol Adlam (Editor/Director – Department of Russian, University of Exeter)
  • Prof. Robert Russell (Editor/Director – Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies – University of Sheffield)
  • Dr Alexey Makhrov (Editor/Former Research Fellow – Department of Russian, University of Exeter)
  • Dr Peter Webster (Developer – Humanities Research Institute)