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The Resource Russian realisms : literature and painting, 1840-1890, Molly Brunson

Russian realisms : literature and painting, 1840-1890, Molly Brunson

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Russian realisms : literature and painting, 1840-1890
Title
Russian realisms
Title remainder
literature and painting, 1840-1890
Statement of responsibility
Molly Brunson
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Author
Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
One fall evening in 1880, Russian painter Ilya Repin welcomed an unexpected visitor to his home: Lev Tolstoy. The renowned realists talked for hours, and Tolstoy turned his critical eye to the sketches in Repin's studio. Tolstoy's criticisms would later prompt Repin to reflect on the question of creative expression and conclude that the path to artistic truth is relative, dependent on the mode and medium of representation. In this original study, Molly Brunson traces many such paths that converged to form the tradition of nineteenth-century Russian realism, a tradition that spanned almost half a century--from the youthful projects of the Natural School and the critical realism of the age of reform to the mature masterpieces of Tolstoy, Fyodor Dostoevsky, and the paintings of the Wanderers, Repin chief among them. By examining the classics of the tradition, Brunson explores the emergence of multiple realisms from the gaps, disruptions, and doubts that accompany the self-conscious project of representing reality. These manifestations of realism are united not by how they look or what they describe, but by their shared awareness of the fraught yet critical task of representation. By tracing the engagement of literature and painting with aesthetic debates on the sister arts, Brunson argues for a conceptualization of realism that transcends artistic media. Russian Realisms integrates the lesser-known tradition of Russian painting with the familiar masterpieces of Russia's great novelists, highlighting both the common ground in their struggles for artistic realism and their cultural autonomy and legitimacy. This erudite study will appeal to scholars interested in Russian literature and art, comparative literature, art history, and nineteenth-century realist movements.--Publisher website
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DLC
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Brunson, Molly,
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Aesthetics, Russian
  • Realism in art
  • Realism in literature
  • Painting, Russian
  • Russian literature
  • HISTORY
  • ART
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Aesthetics, Russian
  • Painting, Russian
  • Realism in art
  • Realism in literature
  • Russian literature
  • Russia
  • Literatur
  • Malerei
  • Realismus
  • Realismus
  • Russland
Label
Russian realisms : literature and painting, 1840-1890, Molly Brunson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Natural School's picture windows -- Roads to realism in the Age of Reform -- Tolstoy's novelistic illusion -- Repin and the painting of reality -- Dostoevsky's realist image
Control code
936005719
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 263 pages
Isbn
9780875807386
Lccn
2016007600
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)936005719
Label
Russian realisms : literature and painting, 1840-1890, Molly Brunson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Natural School's picture windows -- Roads to realism in the Age of Reform -- Tolstoy's novelistic illusion -- Repin and the painting of reality -- Dostoevsky's realist image
Control code
936005719
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 263 pages
Isbn
9780875807386
Lccn
2016007600
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)936005719

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