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Mackail, J. W. (John William), 1859-1945. Russia's gift to the world - Image 24. 1915. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. August 25, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/1430/show/1399.

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Mackail, J. W. (John William), 1859-1945. (1915). Russia's gift to the world - Image 24. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/1430/show/1399

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Mackail, J. W. (John William), 1859-1945, Russia's gift to the world - Image 24, 1915, Socialist and Communist Pamphlets, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed August 25, 2019, https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/1430/show/1399.

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Title Russia's gift to the world
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Mackail, J. W. (John William), 1859-1945
Publisher Hodder and Stoughton
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • New York
  • London
Date 1915
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Russia
Genre (AAT)
  • pamphlets
Language English
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  • Text
Original Item Extent 48 pages; 22 cm.
Original Item Location DK32.7.M3 1915
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b8304497~S11
Original Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
Digital Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://libraries.uh.edu/branches/special-collections
Use and Reproduction This item is in the public domain and may be used freely.
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Transcript 22 Russia's Gift to the World III! which was meant to convey some direct moral lesson, or by restricting its aim to the mere clever record of facts—neither of which is really art at all. There is abundant technical skill among Russian art students, and there have been good Russian painters: Repin, the painter of some striking historical pieces; the landscapist Shishkin, who really felt and interpreted the aspects of nature m Russia ; Aivazovsky, the marine painter (in the . Black Sea Russia possesses almost an ocean of her own) ; and Vasnetsov, who has attempted to give a new life and a deeper meaning to the traditional religious art of his country. The work of Veresh- chagin is known in Europe for its moral fervour, as an arraignment and exposure of militarism, more than for its artistic quality, which is nevertheless considerable. But on the whole these and other Kussian painters belong to a European rather than to a Russian movement, and to one or another of the modern schools which have little distinctive national quality. And the middle classes in Russia are very like our own in their sense, or rather want of sense, tor works of art. But among these modern schools ot painting — the realists, the impressionists, the symbolists and all the rest—one which has taken special hold of the younger generation of Russian painters is that of the mystics, those who feel the mystery of beauty and apply their modern technique to the expression of ancient faith. This is a type of art which appeals to the eyes and hearts of simple people as well as to the trained intelligence. Kussian sculpture, even more than Russian painting, is an art belonging only to the last century, and subject to the cosmopolitan influences which nave trom time to time been prevalent. But in tins art also, the idealised work of sculptors like Kamensky and Antokolsky, and the portrait sculpture of Elias Ginsburg, take an honourable place among the productions of their period. I