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Ellis H. Minns And Nikodim Kondakov’S The Russian Icon (1927), Wendy Salmond Jan 2017

Ellis H. Minns And Nikodim Kondakov’S The Russian Icon (1927), Wendy Salmond

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"Kondakov’s magnum opus [The Russian Icon] failed to win an audience. Though it appeared just in time for a surge of popular interest in Russian icons abroad, it never became the book of choice for the English-speaking public seeking a guide through the ‘dark forest’ of the icon’s history... My chapter offers some suggestions for why this crude caricature of Kondakov’s work took hold in the 1920s and became axiomatic throughout the Soviet period. In particular, it considers the role that Minns’s translation may have played, however inadvertently, in cementing this impression. Minns’s interventions in ...


Embroidery In The Circle Of The Last Romanovs, Wendy Salmond Jan 2016

Embroidery In The Circle Of The Last Romanovs, Wendy Salmond

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This article essay examines the liturgical embroideries associated with the Empress Alexandra Fedorovna and her sister Grand Duchess Elizaveta Fedorovna. It suggests that the sisters’ needlework for sacred purposes was invested with a significance not seen in elite Russian society since the late seventeenth century. At a time when the arts of Orthodoxy were undergoing a state-sponsored renaissance, who was better suited to lead the resurgence of liturgical embroidery than the wife and sister-in-law of the Emperor, the last in a long line of royal women seeking to assert their piety and their power through traditional women’s work? In ...


Pavel Tretiakov’S Icons, Wendy Salmond Jun 2014

Pavel Tretiakov’S Icons, Wendy Salmond

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"Between 1890 and his death in 1898, the Moscow art collector Pavel Tretiakov acquired sixty-two icons of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. With this comparatively late entry into the world of icons, Tretiakov laid the foundation for one of the world’s greatest collections of medieval Russian paintings. Why is it, then, that Tretiakov’s icons are today so rarely mentioned and so hard to find? The most practical explanation is that they were simply swallowed up into the vast repositories of the reorganized State Tretiakov Gallery in 1930, along with thousands of icons from churches and private collections nationalized ...


Review Of Isaak Levitan: Lyrical Landscape By Avril King, Wendy Salmond Jan 2014

Review Of Isaak Levitan: Lyrical Landscape By Avril King, Wendy Salmond

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Wendy Salmond reviews Isaak Levitan: Lyrical Landscape by Avril King.


An Imperial Collection: Exploring The Hammers' Icons, Wendy Salmond Jan 2013

An Imperial Collection: Exploring The Hammers' Icons, Wendy Salmond

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"Changing hands one last time, in the 1950s, for many years the icons at BJU lived as it were incognito, the details of their glamorous origins largely forgotten. Reuniting this core group-the cream of the Hammers' imperial icons--with others that passed into American museums in the 1930s allows us to appreciate the full significance of Armand and Victor Hammer's foray into marketing icons Americans.Viewed in isolation, most of their "imperial icons" are perhaps no mo than a poignant reminder of the vast destruction and dislocation of Orthodox culture during the Soviet Cultural Revolution. Taken together, however, they paint ...


Foreword To Irina Yazykova, Hidden And Triumphant: The Underground Struggle To Save Russian Iconography, Wendy Salmond Jan 2010

Foreword To Irina Yazykova, Hidden And Triumphant: The Underground Struggle To Save Russian Iconography, Wendy Salmond

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Wendy Salmond's foreword to Irina Yazykova's Hidden and Triumphant: The Underground Struggle to Russian Iconography, in which Yazykova discusses how the art of icon painting survived during years of Russian Communism and is now poised to launch a new era that reflects modern experience.


Introduction To Visualizing Russia: Fedor Solntsev And Crafting A National Past, Wendy Salmond, Cynthia Hyla Whittaker Jan 2010

Introduction To Visualizing Russia: Fedor Solntsev And Crafting A National Past, Wendy Salmond, Cynthia Hyla Whittaker

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Wendy Salmond and Cynthia Hyla Whittaker's introduction to Visualizing Russia: Fedor Solntsev and Crafting a National Past, which "elaborates the origins of the Russian style in the 1830s and 1840s and celebrates the seminal role that Fedor Grigorevich Solntsev (1801-1892) played in its development."


How America Discovered Russian Icons: The Soviet Loan Exhibition Of 1930-32, Wendy Salmond Jan 2010

How America Discovered Russian Icons: The Soviet Loan Exhibition Of 1930-32, Wendy Salmond

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On 14 October 1930, the first exhibition of Russian icons ever to take place in the United States opened at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Over the next nineteen months it traveled to nine venues across the country, introducing the American public to a form of medieval painting virtually unknown outside Russia. Billed as the "Union of Soviet Socialist Republics Loan Exhibition," its avowed goal was to share with the outside world the full story of Russian icon painting's evolution from the twelfth to the nineteenth centuries, thereby adding a vital missing chapter to the history of ...


Russian Icons And American Money, 1928-1938, Wendy Salmond Jan 2009

Russian Icons And American Money, 1928-1938, Wendy Salmond

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The article explores the marketing tactics and consumer expectations with regards to icons released in the street markets and provincial cities of Soviet Russia and acquired by American collectors from 1928-1938. These icons, including those from Byzantium in the tenth century, were seen as cultural commodities during the Russian revolution and the subsequent socialist construction. The Soviet apparatus Antikvariat was tasked with appraising the icon collections held by the Gosmuzeifond or the State Museum Reserve for exports.


Review Of The Iconostasis Of Peter The Great In The Peter And Paul Cathedral In St. Petersburg (1722-1729), Wendy Salmond Jan 2008

Review Of The Iconostasis Of Peter The Great In The Peter And Paul Cathedral In St. Petersburg (1722-1729), Wendy Salmond

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Wendy Salmond reviews The Iconostasis of Peter the Great in the Peter and Paul Cathedral in St. Petersburg (1722-1729) by Julia Gerasimova.


A Matter Of Give And Take: Peasant Crafts And Their Revival In Late Imperial Russia, Wendy Salmond Jan 1997

A Matter Of Give And Take: Peasant Crafts And Their Revival In Late Imperial Russia, Wendy Salmond

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Discusses the movement to revive peasant crafts in late imperial Russia. Resurrection of the handicrafts by the local peasant women in the 1870's, Russian artist Elena Penelova and her designs such as the bedside table with rosette motif and the interior of a peasant hut, Abramtsevo experiment, School of Folk Arts's teachings on drawing and traditional women's handwork to peasant girls.


Arts And Crafts In Late Imperial Russia: Reviving The Kustar Art Industries, Wendy Salmond Jan 1996

Arts And Crafts In Late Imperial Russia: Reviving The Kustar Art Industries, Wendy Salmond

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Arts and Crafts in Late Imperial Russia is the first account of the revival of Russia's kustar art industriespeasant crafts of wood carving, toy production, lacemaking, embroidery, and weaving - from its origins in the populist debates and philanthropic impulses of the early 1870s to its climax in 1913, with the display of its achievements at the Second All-Russian Kustar Exhibition in St. Petersburg. Like every Western nation in the late nineteenth century Russia experienced a widespread movement to revive its traditional arts and crafts. This study uncovers the complex motivations that led a broad cross section of educated Russian ...


Review Of Russian Housing In The Modern Age: Design And Social History, Wendy Salmond Apr 1995

Review Of Russian Housing In The Modern Age: Design And Social History, Wendy Salmond

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Wendy Salmond reviews Russian Housing in the Modern Age: Design and Social History, edited by William Craft Brumfield and Blair Ruble.


Design Education And The Quest For National Identity In Late Imperial Russia: The Case Of The Stroganov School, Wendy Salmond Jan 1994

Design Education And The Quest For National Identity In Late Imperial Russia: The Case Of The Stroganov School, Wendy Salmond

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Traces the history of the Russian arts and crafts school in Moscow, from its prehistory (1825-1859) as a drawing school founded by Count Sergei Stroganov, through the directorships of Victor Butovsky and Nikolai Globa, to the years after 1917 when the school was subsumed into the VHUTEMAS. Explores the theories of design and craft taught at the school, and the art nouveau-like style developed there in the later years of the 19th c.


Review Of The Origins Of Modernism In Russian Architecture By William C. Brumfield, Wendy Salmond Jan 1993

Review Of The Origins Of Modernism In Russian Architecture By William C. Brumfield, Wendy Salmond

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Wendy Salmond reviews The Origins of Modernism in Russian Architecture by William C. Brumfield.


The Solomenko Embroidery Workshops, Wendy Salmond Jul 1987

The Solomenko Embroidery Workshops, Wendy Salmond

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This article reevaluates the Solomenko Embroidery Workshops in the context of late nineteenth century Russia's rapid establishment of art colonies and centers dedicated to restoring the handicraft industries of the kustar.