Vestnik Iziashchnykh Iskusstv

Vestnik Iziashchnykh Iskusstv

 

(Journal of the Fine Arts), a journal dealing with questions of fine arts. It was published from 1883 to 1890 in St. Petersburg by the Academy of Arts and edited by A. I. Somov. In 1883 four issues of the journal were published; beginning in 1884 it came out at the rate of six issues a year. There was also a supplement entitled Khudozhestvennye novosti (Art News), which was issued twice a month. The journal published articles rich in factual information on the history of Russian and foreign art, aesthetics, and technical problems in the plastic arts. The art historians D. V. Ainalov, P. N. Petrov, and N. P. Sob ko, as well as the art critic V. V. Stasov collaborated in the work of Vestnik iziashchnykh iskusstv. The journal overcame the limitations of the ideological-aesthetic line of the Academy of Arts; it published articles on V. G. Perov, V. V. Vereshchagin, V. M. Vasnetsov, and others, along with reproductions of their pictures. Vestnik iziashchnykh iskusstv played an important role in the propagation of progressive Russian art.

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