Art in Russia has a very long history from pagan folk art to Orthodox icons, and Soviet constructivism through to modern Russian art. This course will introduce you to Russian art traditions and you will explore the complexity and diversity of Russian cultural identity through art. You will also learn about famous Russian artists and artisans, like Rublev, Repin, Kustodiev, Chagall and Faberge. Along the way, discover the mysterious and fascinating stories behind of some well-known pieces of Russian art and jewellery.
Tuesdays 6 to 27 October (4 sessions), 5:45-7:45pm