During recent decades, interest in different facets of contemporary Arab art has increased significantly (Shabout, 2007). Although this interest has played a key role in bringing modern and contemporary Arab art into wider focus, significant gaps remains in the scholarly discussion. Speaking to one such absence, this essay analyzes the new artistic practices and the art heritage of Arab artists from Syria, Lebanon and Algeria who graduated from the Vasily Surikov Moscow State Art Institute. It studies artists who graduated or were continuing as postgraduate students between 1959, when the first group of Arab art students arrived in the USSR and 1979.
The article is devoted to the influence of West European models on Russian painters of the 18th century.
The book was published on the occasion of the 250th anniversary of the Academy of arts in St.Petersbourg and concerns different foreign masters who were accepted to the Academy.
This article explores the sociocultural situation of the Petersburg Cooperative of Artists (Artel) and the Peredvizhniki and in doing so interprets the nature of Russian realist (in many respects, populist) art through the prism of the new reality artists of the time faced: the commodification of art and the commercialization of art’s circulation and distribution.