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Russian Art: Viktor Vasnetsov

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Viktor Mikhaylovich Vasnetsov (1848-1926)

Art Movement: Romanticism, Symbolism
Painting School: Peredvizhniki (Society for Traveling Art Exhibitions), Union of Russian Artists
Genre: history painting, mythological painting
Field: painting
Influenced on: Oleksandr Murashko
Art institution: Imperial Academy of Arts, Saint Petersburg, Russia

A painter, draftsman and graphic artist, Viktor Vasnetsov played a primary role in the development of Russian art from the realist traditions of the Wanderers to Art Nouveau. He is considered a key figure in the revivalist movement in Russian art.

We have selected for you five famous paintings by the artist.

1. Bogatyrs (1881)

2. A Knight At The Crossroads (1878)

3. Ivan Tsarevich Riding The Grey Wolf (1889)

4. Moving House (1876)

5. Virgin And Child

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