Of Peace and War

Of Peace and War : Jose Maria Castane Collection of Modern Russian Art

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Assembled during the last twenty years, the Jose Maria Castane collection of paintings, drawings, and prints constitutes a panorama of late nineteenth and early twentieth century Russian art, one of the most exciting moments of modern cultural history. Unlike other representations in the West, however, the Castane collection does not focus exclusively on the avant-garde, Socialist Realism or the dissident movement, but, instead, offers a broader and sometimes alternative enquiry into the history of the Russian visual arts, acquainting us with often unfamiliar works by luminaries such as Leon Bakst, Aleksandr Deineka, and Liubov Popova as well as with less celebrated names such as Aleksandr Chirkov, Nikolai Lapshin, and Aleksandr Venedernikov. With full curatorial descriptions, biographies, critical essays, and artists statements (for the most part, published for the first time in English), Of Peace and War pays homage to the initiative and foresight of a private collector and to the purposefulness and enthusiasm which molded the selection.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 264 pages
  • 250 x 286 x 28mm | 1,819.97g
  • Milan, Italy
  • English
  • 120 colour illustrations
  • 8857219690
  • 9788857219691

About John Bowlt

John Bowlt is director of the Institute of Modern Russian Culture at the University of Southern Californiashow more