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The Romantic look for a countrywide previous was once a ecu preoccupation within the first half the 19th century. In Russia, this approach ended in the formation of the Russian type that has to at the present time so captivated the world's mind's eye. whereas the manifestations of this kind are simply recognizable in glowing gilt, bright colours, onion domes, peasant dress, and tsarist regalia, infrequently a person has learned the pioneering and defining position that Fedor Solntsev (1801-1892) performed within the improvement of a Russian nationwide aesthetic. This booklet rescues Solntsev from obscurity and celebrates his significant contributions to the humanities, archaeology, structure, ethnography, icon portray, recovery paintings, and Russian nationalist ideology in addition to position his paintings in a basic eu context. participants comprise: Marc Raeff, Wendy Salmond, Richard Wortman, Anne Odom, Irina Bogatskaia, Marina Evtushenko, Olenka Pevny, Irina Reyfman, Nathaniel Knight, Lauren M. O'Connell, and J. Robert Wright.

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