‘Revolution. Russian Art 1917 – 1932’ in London

At the Royal Academy, London for this excellent exhibition of Russian art marking the one-hundredth anniversary of the Russian Revolution.

The exhibition surveys the entire artistic landscape of post-Revolutionary Russia, mixing the Socialist Realism of Isaak Brodsky with the avant-garde art of Kazimir Malevich and Wassily Kandinsky and the films of Sergei Eisenstein.

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Isaak Brodsky ‘V.I.Lenin and Manifestation’ (1919)

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Boris Mikhailovich Kustodiev ‘Bolshevik’ (1920)

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Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin ‘Fantasy’ (1925)

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Kazimir Malevich ‘Peasants’ (c.1930)

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Wassily Kandinsky ‘Blue Crest’ (detail, 1917)

The Courtauld Gallery in London

At the Courtauld Gallery in London to see its excellent permanent collection, featuring art from the Renaissance up to the twentieth century.

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Robert Campin ‘The Entombment’ (c.1425)

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Botticelli ‘Trinity with Saints’ (1491 – 93)

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Edouard Manet ‘Bar at the Folies Berg√®re’ (1882)

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Vincent van Gogh ‘Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear’ (1889)

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Paul Cezanne ‘The Card Players’ (1892 – 95)