The World of Art

The World of Art wasn’t just an artistic movement. It was a collection of art critics, painters, sculptors, thespians and clothing designers. It had feet in haute-couture, architecture and book design. It was held together by magazines and exhibitions, connected by powerful and rich benefactors. It believed, as did many movements during the artistic explosion […]

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Sergei Mironenko

Sergei Mironenko began as one of Russia’s semidesyatniki – a group of artists who fought for expression during the changeable “stagnant era” of the 70’s. He was educated at the Gorki Theater Academy of Art in Moscow and graduated from the theatre department at MXAT in 1981. Mironenko began his artistic career when in 1978 […]

Olga Bulgakova

Olga Bulgakova began painting in the seventies, helping to found the surrealist/ symbolist resurgence in Russia. Her work has continued to evolve, staying consistently cutting-edge and thought-provoking throughout the eighties, nineties and into the 21st century. Today she’s still one of the most influential contemporary Russian artists. Early in her career, in 1975 she won the […]

Elena Kovylina

Elena Kovylina was born in Moscow on November 22, 1971 and has quickly become one of the most brilliant Russian artists of the twenty-first century, as well as an aggressive social critic. She currently splits her time between Western Europe and her homeland, and has studied at Zurich’s F+F Schule fur Kunst und Mediendesign. It […]

A New Look at the Series “Sancta:” An American Perspective

by Holly McMurtry Holly McMurtry is a SRAS graduate pursuing an MA in Russian from Middlebury College. This paper was presented at the International Center for the Roerichs in Moscow in 2003. Note: The following article was taken from an issue of Vestnik: The Journal of Russian and Asian Studies, a scholarly journal created by […]

From Image to the Salvation of Mankind: Discovering Differences in Theology and Culture in a Comparison of Russian Orthodox and Roman Catholic Sacred Art

Note 1: this article makes frequent references to images and figures. To download these as a PDF appendix, click here. Note 2: The following article was taken from an issue of Vestnik: The Journal of Russian and Asian Studies, a scholarly journal created by The School of Russian and Asian Studies. For more information about Vestnik, […]

The Muzeon and Art Market

Across the street from Gorky Park, on the territory of the New Tretyakov Gallery and the Central House of Artists lies Sculpture Park, which is known as “Muzeon” to locals. It is most famous as a graveyard of Soviet era statues, but also contains much modern art and several themed, sculpted landscapes all in an […]

Burganov Museum

Once the workshop of one of Moscow’s most famous modern sculptors, the Burganov Museum is one of the few Moscow museums dedicated to the work of a living artist. First and foremost a workshop, the museum is constantly changing and holds the works of Burganov, his wife, son, and friends. Alexander Burganov is perhaps best […]

Russian Icons in Detail

The Museum of Russian Icons was founded in Clinton, MA., in 2006 and displays over 200 icons. It is the only museum dedicated exclusively to Russian Orthodox icons outside of Russia. Russian Icons in Detail Resource presented by: The Museum of Russian Icons and The School of Russian and Asian Studies Briefly about Icons: Icon […]

Faith Seim: The Drama of Russia

Faith Seim, after studying at for an academic year (1999-2000) at Moscow State University with SRAS, applied to and was accepted to study film direction at the All-Russian State Institute of Cinematography (VGIK). She eventually went on to work in the studios of RAMKO/Russian-American Movie Company, a Moscow-based film company specializing in producing films “for the international market” and […]

Moscow’s Modern Dance Movements

In Moscow, a close community of performers and dancers exists that examines and explore body movement. Some choreographers define their work as “modern dance,” while others call their art “nonverbal dramatic theater.” Some choreographers and dancers attempt to avoid definition all together, explaining their art more loosely with terms like “total body movement,” “improvisation,” “free […]

Susanna Weygandt: GITIS Attendee

Susanna Weygandt is an acting student at Bryn Mawr College who is studying currently at GITIS. SRAS: Introduce yourself to us, what is your background and what are your future plans? Susanna: I started taking Russian at Bryn Mawr College in fall of 2002. I studied one summer in Vladimir with another program after my […]

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