Luminous Metaphysics: Arkhip Kuindzhi and Magical Realism

Saturday 21 March 2020, 1.30PM to 4.30pm

This course will shed light on a Russian landscape painter, Arkhip Kuindzhi (1842-1910), whose work represented a revolutionary departure from the established academic canon for depicting native landscape. Friends with the leading scientists and philosophers of the time, Kuindzhi lent to his colours a bold luminosity, which is sometimes called magical realism, as expressive as it was metaphysical. We will compare his work with contemporary artists, in particular, Harald Sohlberg, and introduce his extraordinary pupils, Roerich among them.

Tutor: Elena Kashina MPhil MPhil PhD

  • Term: Spring
  • Day: Saturday
  • Start Date: 21 March 2020
  • Time: 1.30-4.30pm
  • No. of weeks: 1
  • Full fee: £23

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