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Ilya Repin's 'Barge-haulers on the Volga' - the making of a Russian masterpiece

Monday 9th July 2018


Ilya Repin 'Barge Haulers on the Volga' (1870-73). Courtesy wikicommons

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In 1873 the young Ilya Repin, still a student at the Imperial Academy of Arts, was catapulted to fame and notoriety on the exhibition of this ground-breaking painting. The talk, by Professor David Jackson, will chronicle the making of Repin's masterpiece from the first sketches, through alternative versions, to the final iconic canvas, and why Repin's painting caused such heated critical debate under the autocratic tsarist regime.

David Jackson is Professor of Russian and Scandinavian Art Histories at the University of Leeds. He has curated exhibitions for many major institutions, including the National Gallery, the Scottish National Gallery, the Van Gogh Museum, and the Swedish National Gallery.

£5 (non-members £7.50)

Talk takes place at Temple Newsam.