The Uncommon Vision of Sergei Konenkov, 1874-1971: A Russian Sculptor and His Times

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Professor Marie Turbow Lampard, Sergeĭ Timofeevich Konenkov, Marie Turbow Lampard, John E. Bowlt, Wendy R. Salmond
Rutgers University Press, 2001 - Počet stran: 223

Sergei Konenkov was one of this century's most distinguished Russian artists. A celebrated sculptor, he was a leading figure of the young Soviet art establishment in the early 1920s. After spending over twenty years in the United States, he returned to the Soviet Union in 1945 to become a respected member of the Soviet art world. The mentor to an entire generation of Soviet sculptors, he was renowned for his personal charisma and artistic versatility. This collection of essays, interviews, and personal reminiscences is the first appraisal of his work and life published outside of Russia.

The contributors view Konenkov's work within a variety of cultural, artistic, and philosophical contexts. With particular attention to his awareness of both indigenous Russian traditions and European innovations, they trace the many stages of his artistic development as he explored and experimented with techniques borrowed from Realism, Symbolism, salon portraiture, African wood carving, Socialist Realism, and Surrealism. The many different historical sources that inspired Konenkov's artistic expression, from Orthodox Christianity and the folklore of the Russian peasantry to the Egyptian pyramids and pre-classical antiquity are also discussed. The contributors also explore the relationship of Konenkov's life and ideology to art, and the effects of expatriation on creativity.

Illustrated with dozens of photographs of Konenkov's art, this study of one of the most enigmatic and fascinating artists of the modern period will accompany an exhibition at The Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum.


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Graphic Works of the New York Years
After 1945
The Intense Life of a Symbol
The Russian Woodcarving Tradition
Russian Sculpture at the Turn of the Century
Sergei Konenkov and Russian Symbolism
Sergei Konenkov and His Connection to Western Art
The Mystical Ambiance in Early TwentiethCentury Russia
Russian Artists in New York
Konenkov and Sergei Esenin
Fechin in New York City
Our Neighbors on Eighth Street 19351945
My Visit with Sergei Konenkov April 1961
An Interview with Ernst Neizvestny
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O autorovi (2001)

Marie Turbow Lampard is an independent scholar living in New York City. John E. Bowlt is professor of Slavic Studies at the University of Southern California, where he is also director of the Institute of Modern Russian Culture. Wendy R. Salmond is an associate professor of art history at Chapman University.

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