Banbrytare i ryskt måleri
By Per Hedström (ed.), David Jackson (ed.)
The society of Russian artists known as the Peredvizhniki was formed in the late nineteenth century against a background of Academic autocracy, state censorship and political and social unrest. Through their art the Peredvizhniki addressed contemporary indigenous issues such as the hard lives of the rural and urban peasantry, the fate of political activists, landscapes, and portraits of the nation's intellectual elite. But its members also portrayed Russian history, myth and legend, promoting a passionate sense of national pride as they sought to widen the social audience of art by touring their brand of accessible realism to the provinces. The art of the Peredvizhniki has been tremendously popular in Russia since its foundation but is still little known to the public in the West.
Authors: Galina Churak, Per Hedström, David Jackson, Sergei Krivondenchenkov, Vladimir Lenyashin and Solfrid Söderlind.
This book was published in conjunction with the exhibition “The Peredvizhniki: Pioneers of Russian Painting”, Nationalmuseum 29 September 2011 – 22 January 2012.