Russian Culture - Classical and Contemporary

Russian Art - Русская живопись


The history of Russian Art is well represented in a rich variety of Web sites. One of the best is "Russian Painting" (click here) which presents works from the earliest times - icons and lubok - up to the present. This magnificent site, created by Alexander Boguslawsky and hosted at Rollins College, offers both samples of the best Russian paintings as well as explanitory texts and historical summaries.



"The Bogatyr" (a Russian medieval knight) by M. Vrubel


Museums of Russian Art

Follow this link (click here) to visit the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow, which contains both the earliest examples of Russian national painting as well as the greatest examples of national art.


"An Autumn Day" by Levitan


Follow this link (click here) to visit the Russian Museum in St. Petersburg, whose collections concentrate on Russian art of the 19th and 20th centuries.


"Suprematism" by K. Malevich



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