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Pavel Kuznetsov

Pavel Kuznetsov
His Life and Art

Part of Cambridge Studies in the History of Art

  • Date Published: February 1990
  • availability: Unavailable - out of print December 2004
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521364881

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  • Pavel Kuznetsov (1878–1968), the leading figure in the development of intuitivism, made a considerable impact on the Russian art world 1907–14 and had a profound influence on his colleagues well into the 1930s and in the years following Stalin's death. There are few of his paintings in the West and so he is comparatively (and undeservedly) unknown, unlike Malevich and Kandinsky who are well represented in Western collections. Kuznetsov lived in the last years of the Russian Empire, through the revolutions of 1917, the turbulent 1920s, the Stalin era and into the Brezhnev years. Thus as a politically committed painter his story in particular highlights the prevailing difficulties for a lyrical intuitivist artist during the post-revolutionary period. This study will make Kuznetsov's work more familiar to Western art historians and collectors, and should also engage the interest of readers more generally interested in Russia and the Soviet Union.

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    • Date Published: February 1990
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521364881
    • length: 390 pages
    • dimensions: 246 x 189 x 34 mm
    • weight: 1.312kg
    • availability: Unavailable - out of print December 2004
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    Preface
    A note on spelling and transliteration
    1. Saratov childhood
    2. The Moscow College
    3. The Church of the Virgin of Kazan
    4. The scarlet rose
    5. A symphony of birth and maternal love
    6. The paris with Diaghilev
    7. The blue rose
    8. Kuchuk-Koi
    9. Kirghizia discovered
    10. Bukhara
    11. Les fauves
    12. In sober earnest
    13. Sakuntala
    14. Acting in the living present
    15. Finding the way:
    1919–23
    16. Paris and Venice:
    1923–4
    17. The Four Arts Society
    18. Armenia and Baku: the search for relevance
    19. Ground in the mill of socialist realism
    20. The dark years:
    1941–56
    21. Rehabilitation: the beginning and the end
    22. Rehabilitation: the legacy
    Bibliography
    Index.

  • Author

    Peter Stupples, University of Otago, New Zealand

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