Courses: Russian Avant-Garde Culture (RUSSB343001)

Fall 2010

Class Number: 2275
This seminar focuses on the radical, "avant-garde" transformations that occurred in Russian culture at the beginning of the 20th century. Particular emphasis will be placed on how the interaction of artists in a variety of media resulted in one of Russian culture's most innovative periods. Seminar discussion will cover the painting, poetry, prose, music, ballet and film produced in Russia between 1890 and 1932. Topics include Russia's reevaluation of its cultural heritage through neo-primitive art; the Russian avant-garde's mystical, Eastern underpinnings; the primacy of music for avant-garde artists; and the emergence of abstract, dynamic art.

Fulfills: Class Nbr: 2275


Russian (Web site)

Taught By



Bryn Mawr, RCSEM

Meeting Times

MW 2:30pm-4:00pm