Prof. Markov ’s guest lecture: Russian Metaphysical Mind and Religious Russian Paintings from Vladimir Sterligov to Mikhail Shvartsman


24.4.2019 at 14.00 - 16.00
The idea of icon art as instrument of knowledge, and not just as form of expression, was important for the Russian avant-garde and its followers. In the twentieth century important ideas were put forward in Russia on the iconic organization of space, on the sacred character of individual pictorial forms, on art as mystical initiation. The influence of such artists, prone to mysticism, like Malevich, Kandinsky, Roerich and others was important for independent artists of the Soviet era, like Favorsky, Falk, Sterligov, Linnitsky, Tabenkin, Shvartsman. We will get acquainted with their works and ideas and see how new art can rethink mystical experience and norms of perception of the sacred.

Professor Alexander Markov, Department for Cinema and Contemporary Art Studies, Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow, gives the lecture during his First+ -visit at the Department of Art History. All warmly welcome!

Katve-Kaisa Kontturi