In the 19th century Russian painting began to develop a unique character distinct from the influences of Western Europe. The themes expressed by Russian painters reflected their country's landscape, history, culture, and way of life. Russian artists also sought to make art available to a broader audience, not just to the wealthy. In this activity you will learn more about this pivotal period in the history of Russian art.
Destination Title: Russian Painting
Start at the Russian Painting Web site.
- Click on 19th Century.
- Click on Introduction. Read this page, and be sure to click on Karl Briullov and Peredvizhniki to learn about these important painters.
Take notes as you explore the site, and then answer the following questions.