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The Russian Experiment in Art 1863-1922 (World of Art)

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The best single volume on the Russian avant garde movement is The Russian Experiment in Art 1863-1922, originally written by Camilla Gray (daughter-in-law of the composer Sergei Prokofiev), now revised by Dr. Marian Burleigh-Motley. When the original edition of this book was published, John Russell hailed it as a massive contribution to our knowledge of one of the most fas ...more
Paperback, Revised and Enlarged Edition, 324 pages
Published October 17th 1986 by Thames Hudson (first published January 1st 1971)
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Jan-Maat
Camilla Gray's book takes a chronological approach to Russian art between 1863 and 1922. This works quite well.

Although political events like the emancipation of the serfs, revolutions in 1905 and 1917 or WWI can cut across our perspectives striking us as absolute breaks, endings or new beginnings one of the common themes in this art history was the continuing impact of the rediscovery of national tradition.

An extreme example of this is Malevich's Supremacist painting "Black Square" description which the
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J.M. Hushour
Jun 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
I've long been a super-fan of pretty much all Russian art, but especially this period whatever the medium. This was the time of Larionov, Serov, Malevich, Scriabin, Prokofiev, Roslavets, Mayakovsky, Brik, and numerous others. Futurists, Symbolists, Constructivists, Suprematists--all the ists you could possibly want! It was a rich time, richer even than similar syzygies in other European art centers because of the world-shattering political turmoil. This book centers on that exact idea: the role ...more
Dont
Jul 05, 2011 rated it really liked it
Published in 1962, Camilla Gray's book would have an enormous impact on an emerging generation of minimalist and conceptualist artists in the 1960s. In fact, the book is cited by numerous key figures in the New York avant-garde. A footnote in James Meyer's "Minimalism: Art and Polemics in the Sixties" (2001) records how Carl Andre, Hollis Frampton, Dan Flavin and Donald Judd all drew inspiration from both Malevich and the Constructivists as a result of reading Gray's book (290, n. 144). One can ...more
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