Europe: 19th century

The Peredvizhniki

This society wanted to create art that was an unvarnished representation of contemporary life in Russia.

1870 - 1923

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Ilya Repin, <em>Krestny Khod (Religious Procession) in Kursk Gubernia</em>
Ilya Repin, Krestny Khod (Religious Procession) in Kursk Gubernia

Though initially forced to find sponsorship from a wealthy general, Repin’s paintings castigated the upper classes.

An Introduction to The Peredvizhniki (The Wanderers)
An Introduction to The Peredvizhniki (The Wanderers)

Rejecting tsarist conservatism, like-minded artists formed a society devoted to making art for the Russian people.

Selected Contributors | The Peredvizhniki