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Title Family Portraiture in 18th Century Russia and All-European Artistic Heritage.
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About author Kolmogorova Ekaterina Evgen’evna — Ph. D. student. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Leninskie, 119991 Moscow, Russian Federation.
In the section Russian Art of the 18th and 19th centuries DOI10.18688/aa166-7-58
Year 2016 Volume 6 Pages 534551
Type of article RAR Index UDK 75.041.5(4+470) Index BBK 85.14

The article discusses the influence of all-European artistic heritage including the Renaissance on the development of family portraiture of 18th century Russia. This theme has not been a subject of special research yet. Therefore, the paper aims to research how the family portrait tradition that developed in Western Europe has been perceived in Russia in typological, figurative, compositional, and symbolic contexts. In order to achieve the goal, we conducted a complex comparative analysis of several paired, twin, and group family portraits created by different Western European schools since the Renaissance and the ones painted in 18th century Russia. We paid special attention to the ways of integration of the Western traditions into Russian family portraiture. The analysis shows that the family portrait typology per se, as well as the artistic means, compositional techniques, and family attributes widely applied in the West, influenced Russian family portraiture; but at the same time, this European tradition was deeply spiritualized by the unique Russian identity.

Reference Ekaterina Kolmogorova. Family Portraiture in 18th Century Russia and All-European Artistic Heritage.. Actual Problems of Theory and History of Art: Collection of articles. Vol. 6. Eds: Anna V. Zakharova, Svetlana V. Maltseva, Ekaterina Yu. Stanyukovich-Denisova. St. Petersburg, NP-Print Publ., 2016, pp. 534–551. ISSN 2312-2129.
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