November 26 at 12.00 in the VOKhM them. I.N. Kramskoy within the framework of the exhibition “Wanderers. The Truth of Life “will host an online lecture dedicated to the work of the painter and illustrator Sergei Vasilyevich Ivanov (1864-1910).
The broadcast will take place in the VKontakte museum group.
Sergei Ivanov was sensitive to the events that were taking place, therefore, already from the student’s bench, he began to paint pictures dedicated to the most bitter and large-scale phenomena in the history of Russia at the end of the 19th century, for example, the resettlement of workers and peasants. In the 90s, he switched to the historical genre, with the help of which he continued to speak out on acute political issues in the language of the past. At the beginning of the twentieth century, the artist was one of the first to touch upon the theme of the revolutionary movement, and in 1907-1910 he completed 18 paintings for the publication of I.N. Knebel “Pictures on Russian history …”. In his work, he most fully and plausibly reflected the social contradictions, conflicts and mass movements in Russia in the late 19th – early 20th centuries.
At the lecture, you will learn what led the artist to depicting extremely acute social problems, why in the 1890s Ivanov switched from a genre painting to a historical one, and why during his lifetime he remained unknown to a wide audience.
Lecturer – a tour guide of the museum Daria Frolova.