Moscow: State Historical Museum, 1907. Publisher's wrappers. Item #544
Book measures: 18 x 11 cm. 16 pages. Text in Russian. A very good copy.
The "XXXV mobile exhibition of paintings: catalog" from 1907 is a significant publication related to the Peredvizhniki, a notable group of Russian realist artists known in English as The Wanderers or The Itinerants. This catalog documents the 36th exhibition of the Association of Traveling Art Exhibitions, which took place in December 1907 in the halls of the Historical Museum in Moscow.
Peredvizhniki was an artists' cooperative formed in the late 19th century as a response to the rigid academic restrictions of the time. The group evolved into the Society for Travelling Art Exhibitions in 1870, with a mission to make art more accessible to the public by organizing traveling art exhibitions throughout Russia.
The catalog includes a detailed list of artworks displayed at the exhibition, along with information about the artists. These artists were known for their commitment to depicting real-life subjects and social issues, often portraying the daily lives and struggles of common people in Russia. Their work was a critical departure from the more formal and classical art promoted by academic institutions of the period.
The "XXXV mobile exhibition of paintings: catalog" represents not just a record of a particular exhibition but also a snapshot of a pivotal movement in Russian art history. It would be an invaluable resource for understanding the contributions of the Peredvizhniki to Russian realism, their influence on cultural and social thought, and their legacy in the broader context of art history.