Natalia Goncharova and Women Artists of the Russian Avant-Garde
Wednesday 5 June 2019
- Brockway Room, Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL
- Lecturer: Dr Natalia Murray
DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED
In line with the retrospective of the leading Russian avant-garde artist, Natalia Goncharova, which will be held at the Tate Modern in summer 2019, this study day will be dedicated to the amazons of the Russian avant-garde, whose art challenged traditional aesthetic values and redefined the boundaries between art and life, and led to the formation of the new Soviet woman in post-revolutionary society. Working almost entirely within the male exhibition-and-sales paradigm, these women considered themselves artists first and became zealous participants in a great aesthetic revolution. Revolutionary in their art and politics, they had seized the freedom of the first decades of the twentieth century to paved a remarkable path from primitivism to cubism and from representation to abstraction.
Programme for the day
- Great Female Artists of the Avant-Garde: From Embroidery to the Revolution
- Natalia Goncharova – the shining star of the Russian Avant-Garde
- Liberated Woman. The creation of the superwoman after the Bolshevik Revolution
- Soviet Female Sculptor
Dr Natalia Murray graduated in St Petersburg before taking the PhD course at the Hermitage Museum. Over the past five years she has been lecturing on nineteenth- and twentieth-century Russian Art at The Courtauld and at the University of Sussex. She curated Revolution: Russian Art 1917-1932 at the Royal Academy of Arts and in 2017 she led a Society study day on Art at the time of the Revolution to link with the RA exhibition. Natalia is also a trustee of the Russian Avant-Garde Research Project and led a study day for the Society in 2018 on Paris and the Russian Avant-Garde.