Hokusai paints to a gentle bossa

Hydrangea and Swallow, Katsushika Hokusai, n.d., Guimet Museum, Paris

Hydrangea and Swallow, Katsushika Hokusai, n.d., Guimet Museum, Paris

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Birds in bamboo

Birds Flying Through Bamboo, Shr Han, silk brocade mat, n.d.

Birds Flying Through Bamboo, Shr Han, silk brocade mat, n.d.

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A little study

Routeburn Track, New Zealand

Routeburn Track, New Zealand

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For Zindy

Evening LIght, Lake Manapouri, New Zealand

Evening Light, Lake Manapouri, New Zealand

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Five Russian souls 4

Filipp Maliavin, Peasant Women, 1904. Oil on canvas, The Russian Museum

Filipp Maliavin, Peasant Women, 1904. Oil on canvas. The Russian Museum

Konstantin Somov, Portrait of Anna Ostroumova, 1901. Oil on canvas. The Russian Museum

Konstantin Somov, Portrait of Anna Ostroumova, 1901. Oil on canvas. The Russian Museum

Konstantin Korovin, Portrait of Nikolai Chichagov, 1902. Oil on canvas. The Tretyakov Gallery

Konstantin Korovin, Portrait of Nikolai Chichagov, 1902. Oil on canvas. The Tretyakov Gallery

Alexander Yakovlev, Portrait of Nikolai Radlov, 1912. Sanguine on paper. The V. Andreyev Collection

Alexander Yakovlev, Portrait of Nikolai Radlov, 1912. Sanguine on paper. The V. Andreyev Collection

Source: Russian Portrait of the late 19th-early 20th centuries, I. Pruzhan, V. Kniazeva, Izobrazitelnoye Iskusstvo Publishers, Moscow, 1980

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Art and social life: the Russian Revolution and the creative power of idealism 13

Sergei Chekhonin, The Union of Art Workers Aids the Starving. Poster, 1921. ‘In 1921 the Volga region was hit by a terrible famine - the result of an unprecedented drought. Posters, slogans, and newspaper articles called on people to help the starving and to share their last crust of bread with them. People did everything they could and more.’

Sergei Chekhonin, The Union of Art Workers Aids the Starving. Poster, 1921. ‘In 1921 the Volga region was hit by a terrible famine – the result of an unprecedented drought. Posters, slogans, and newspaper articles called on people to help the starving and to share their last crust of bread with them. People did everything they could and more.’

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Image: Art of the October Revolution, Compiler, Mikhail Guerman, Trans., W.Freeman, D.Saunders, C.Binns, Aurora Art Publishers, Leningrad, 1986

Form and content – 3

Newnes NSW

Newnes NSW

Newnes NSW

Newnes NSW

Newnes NSW

Newnes NSW

Newnes NSW

Newnes NSW

Hoya

Hoya

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Form and content – 2

'All that is solid melts into air...'

‘All that is solid melts into air…’

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Newnes NSW

Newnes NSW

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Form and content – 1

Form and content1

Form and content2

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Five Russian souls 3

Osip Braz, Portrait of Anton Chekhov, 1898. Oil on canvas. The Tretyakov Gallery

Osip Braz, Portrait of Anton Chekhov, 1898. Oil on canvas. The Tretyakov Gallery

Nikolai Kasatkin, Peat-worker. Study, 1901. Oil on canvas pasted on cardboard. The Russian Museum

Nikolai Kasatkin, Peat-worker. Study, 1901. Oil on canvas pasted on cardboard. The Russian Museum

Valentin Serov, Portrait of Maria Yermolova, 1905. Oil on canvas. The Tretyakov Gallery

Valentin Serov, Portrait of Maria Yermolova, 1905. Oil on canvas. The Tretyakov Gallery

Zinaida Serebriakova, Portrait of Polia, 1915. Tempera on paper. The Russian Museum

Zinaida Serebriakova, Portrait of Polia, 1915. Tempera on paper. The Russian Museum

Nikolai Feshin, Portrait of a Woman, 1908. Oil on canvas. The Russian Museum

Nikolai Feshin, Portrait of a Woman, 1908. Oil on canvas. The Russian Museum

Source: Russian Portrait of the late 19th-early 20th centuries, I. Pruzhan, V. Kniazeva, Izobrazitelnoye Iskusstvo Publishers, Moscow, 1980

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