Russian Art

There are several great web-sites for Russian art, from medieval icons to modern Russian or Soviet works. We have selected a few for you to browse initially. In addition, the sites on our Links Page will provide even more comprehensive lists. …

  • Kizhi !!!  Many of our students have already heard of the churches and the open-air museum on the island, but do take a look at this official website for the Kizhi complex.
    The English Wikipedia entry on Kizhi Pogost is here, while the Russian version is found at:кижи.
  • Russian Painting, put together by professor Alexander Boguslawski and his students, provides pictures as well as biographies and articles.
  • ArtInfo: From Russia With Art includes information on, and works by, present day Russian artists. From their Home Page, click on “Visual Arts” — then navigate through the various options.
  • Check out the Virtual Museum of Political Art.
  • The Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, one of the world’s most stunning art museums, now has its own website. We have linked you to the English-language version. If your Russian fonts are working, try the Russian version instead.
  • The WebMuseum in Paris has a wealth of material, though mostly on non-Russian art. Of special interest to us are their sites on Kandinsky and Malevich.
  • The Virtual Tour of Solovki by Professor Sibelan Forrester of Swarthmore is included here, in part because Francoise Rosset was one of the three others with her. It’s a great site anyway.

Or check out the lists of links suggested on our Links page.

Wheaton Russian Art Gallery

The Wheaton Russian Art Gallery, a virtual slide show of Russian Art from the medieval to the modern period, is available only to Wheaton students in certain Russian culture classes.