An exhibition has been mounted in Moscow to mark the centenary of the Society of Travelling Art Exhibitions.
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SV Women speaks to group looking at paintings.
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Background: An exhibition has been mounted in Moscow to mark the centenary of the Society of Travelling Art Exhibitions. The exhibitions, called Peredvizhniki, played a significant part in the development of late 19th century art in Russia.
The society's travelling shows are valued in the Soviet Union today for their "inner significance and deep individuality". The members of the society are seen to nave responded vividly to the social processes that were characteristic of Tourist Russia--and amongst other things they were the first Russian artists to portray revolutionary man.
SYNOPSIS: In Moscow, a special exhibition has been mounted to commemorate the Society of Travelling Art Exhibitions, which was founded 100 years ago. The Society's travelling exhibitions, which included dramas from folk life by Vasily Surikov and historical paintings by Ilya Repin, played a significant role in the development of Russian art in the second half of the last century. The society's artists occupy a special place in the history of Soviet art.
Operating outside the Tourist establishment, they are considered to have brought deep individually and inner significance to their work, especially in their portraits. It is thought they were particularly responsive to the social processes that were characteristic of Tourist Russia, and were the first to portray revolutionary man.
The 100th anniversary of the society was also marked by a big meeting at Moscow's Bolshoi Theatre. The meeting was opened by Soviet Minister of Culture Ekaterina Furtseva. She paid tribute to the society and the influence of its members an present-day Soviet artists.