Russian Visual Arts: Art Criticism in Context, 1814-1909

Russian Visual Arts: Art Criticism in Context, 1814-1909 is an online research archive documenting the growth of diverse forms of commentary on the visual arts (particularly painting) in Russia from the early nineteenth- to early twentieth centuries.

"The archive contains over 100 hundred primary texts, in Russian and in many cases in new English translations, as well as over 300 digital images of journal and newspaper reproductions of works of art. A comprehensive editorial structure places these rare and/or previously unpublished works in their cultural and historical context. This editorial work includes introductions to the critics and the texts, new annotations to the translations, a glossary, a timeline of the development of art criticism, and an extensive bibliographical database."

The project was established jointly by the Department of Russian at the University of Exeter and the Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies at the University of Sheffield. This site is hosted by The Humanities Research Institute at Sheffield University.

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