FLRU 2510 Russian Culture
Land of the Firebird: Study Guide
Chapter 20, pp. 329-338, "The Wanderers"
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- What was Catherine the Great's aim in establishing the Academy of Fine Arts?
- How did Nocholas I change the Academy?
- What is Vasily Perov's "A Village Sermon" a satire of?
- Wht were the artists outraged at the announcement of the subject for the annual competition?
- From which social group were the protesting artists?
- What should their role in society be, according to these artists? What kind of paintings did they want to paint?
- What did Kramskoy not like about western artists?
- How did they show the peasants in their paintings? See Kramskoy's "Mina Moiseev" as an example.
- What aim did the artists have in forming the "The Wanderers" group?
- List several specific contributions by Pavel Tretyakov.
- What kind of paintings did Ivan Shishkin paint?
- What is the story behind Repin's painting "Ivan the Terrible at the Death of his Son"?
- How did Tsar Alexander III contribute to the art to of the Wannderers?
- How did the Wanderers re-organize the Academy of Fine Arts?
Vasily Perov: "Refectory", Village Sermon, Easter Procession.
Ivan Kramskoy: "Mina Moiseev"
Konstantin Makovsky: "Convict"
Grigory Myasoedov: "Congratulating a Young Couple"
Ivan Shishkin: Mordvinov Oak Trees, Pine Grove