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image for Talk item typeRussian Painting in the 19th Century at Theatr Brycheiniog

Talk, Tue 5 Jun 2018, £8

Theatr Brycheiniog

Theatr Brycheiniog


The Silver Age & Ballet Russes - Medieval Russia produced exquisite icons showing technical mastery and sublime spirituality, however the dynamic events associated with the renaissance of arts in Europe by-passed Russia as the country was still under Mongol control. When Peter the Great founded his new capital as a "window to the west", Russia had no known artists of its own. Peter and his successors hired predominately foreign architects and artists and the list of native Russian artists is minimal, until the 19th century. For centuries, Russian art followed closely in the wake of European artistic currents and there was little innovation. From the mid 19th century all this changed when numerous artists broke away from the strict and stifling dictates of the Academy and Russian art came into its own. It is an exciting period, and a very nostalgic one, reflecting the turbulence of pre-revolutionary Russia. The little-known schools of Russian landscape painters, neo-Realists, impressionists, and pre-Raphaelites will certainly change your ideas on Russian painting.

Fostered by Benois, Bakst and Diaghalev there was increasing interest in the role of music, dance and art combined, leading up to the Ballets Russes, which took not only Russia but Europe by storm.

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Dates Times
Tue 5 Jun 2018 14:30


Tickets: £8.00
+Booking Fee of 50p per ticket.

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Plan route to Theatr Brycheiniog using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SO 046281  Lat: 51.94319 Long: -3.38928

From Hereford A483. Do not take the first signpost for Brecon on the right, instead go to roundabout and follow the sign for Brecon, carry on straight past the Army Barracks until you reach a mini roundabout and take the next turning left (Rich Way). Follow on to next mini roundabout and turn left, Theatr Brycheiniog is next to the canal basin.

From Abergavenny (A40) After the dual carriageway you will come to a main roundabout, take the road into Brecon and follow the directions as above. From Merthyr / Sennybridge Take the road into Brecon over the Usk bridge carry on straight through the town, past the statue, over a zebra crossing and approx 150 yards turn right into Rich Way. Theatr Brycheiniog is on the left by the canal.

Accessible by Public Transport: 22 miles from Abergavenny station