Delve into the history of Russian art with these inclusive DVDs!The Classic Years - As a serious artistic activity, Russian painting really dates only from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Russian society was originally tribal and its art was either primitive and decorative or religious. This episode presents numerous examples of paintings from this unique period in Russian history. 50 minutes.
The Impressionist Years - Impressionism is not the completion, but the dying of the old art and the birth of a new art, the art of continuously regenerating youth — of the painter, artist and culture. Impressionism shines its direct or diffused light on Vasili Polenov, Wassily Kandinsky, and Konstantin Korovin. It encompasses the expressiveness of Philipp Malyavin. 50 minutes.
The Years of Art Nouveau - In the first decade of the twentieth century, Russian painting opened up like a bursting dam, behind which had massed all the current revolutionary art movements of Europe. On one hand it developed a version of art nouveau, on another it became involved with theater, set decoration, and book design. 50 minutes.
Complete Series - This 3-DVD box set presents an in-depth look at the art of Russia. This landmark series explores the vast riches of Russian art, and features over 400 painters and more than 1,000 paintings in color from museums and collections around the world. Includes: The Classic Years, The Impressionist Years, and The Years of Art Nouveau. 150 minutes.