Russian Visual Arts: Art Criticism in Context, 1814-1909 is an online research archive documenting the growth of diverse forms of commentary on the visual arts (particularly painting) in Russia from the early ninteenth- to early twentieth centuries.
Description: An international online platform, initiated by the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art (Moscow), bringing together archives on contemporary Russian art (postwar to the present) from the collections of Garage and partner institutions, including the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers and the Forschungstelle Osteuropa in Bremen.
Type of resource: database and digitized documents
Description: Russian art magazine founded in 1898 in St. Petersburg by Alexandre Benois, Léon Bakst, and Sergei Diaghilev, who served as chief editor. The founders aimed at assailing what they saw as the low artistic standards of the obsolescent Peredvizhniki school and promoting artistic individualism and other principles of Art Nouveau. The magazine served as the organ for the artistic movement of the same name, and was supported by the Princess Maria Tenisheva and the industrialist Savva Mamontov.
Free online portal making available to researchers graphic collections from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Operted by the Deutschen Dokumentationsczentrum für Kunstgeschichte - Bildarchiv Foto Marburg, part of the Philipps-Universität Marburg.
Online database from the collection of the Derfner Judaica Museum + Art Collection at Hebrew Home at Riverdale, NY. The collection includes 250+ works of art originating from many countries and created during the Communist era. These were acquired via Eric Estorick of the famed London-based Grosvenor Gallery, which showed many artists from behind the Iron Curtain in the 1950s and 60s, and many of the works are not held by any other institution in the United States. (The museum has done a number of thematic exhibitions focusing on these works.)
Resource:Apollon journal full print run facsimile; audio recordings from the centennial conference on Apollon held at the Pushkin House November 9, 2009; edited volume of archival materials (ed. P.V. Dmitriev); and 1967 dissertation on Apollon and Russian Modernism by Denis Mickiewicz
Description: Digital collection of 144 books by Russian Futurists artists and poets like David Burliuk, Natal'ia Goncharova, Elena Guro, Aleksei Kruchenykh, Kazimir Malevich, Vladimir Mayakovsky, Velimir Khlebnikov, and others.
Type of resource: Digitized books
Years: 144 books mostly from the 1910s-1920s, with a few examples after 1930
Format: Available to view in a native viewer, with individual pages available for download as .jpg files
Description: Soviet illustrated monthly magazine for amateur and professional photographers and film-makers published by the USSR Union of Journalists. The magazine published both Soviet and international photographers, as well as articles on photographic theory, practice, and history.