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There are several outstanding web-sites for Russian art, from medieval icons to modern Russian or Soviet works. We have selected a few for you to browse initially. In addition, the sites on our Links Page will provide even more comprehensive lists. ... Keep in mind that pictures may take very long to load, and that sites from abroad, especially Russian sites, may be difficult to access on occasion. Patience and perseverance will be amply rewarded with some wonderful examples of Russian art.

an example of Basil artThe Wheaton Russian Art Gallery, a virtual slide show of Russian Art from the medieval to the modern period, is available only to Wheaton students in certain Russian culture classes.


Russian Art by George Mitrevski of Auburn University has an excellent gallery of Russian art, listed by the artists' names.

Russian Painting is a new website combining pictures, biographies, and critical articles, put together by Alexander Boguslawski and his students at Rollins College.

The Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, one of the world's most stunning art museums, now has its own website. We have linked you to the English-language version. If your Russian fonts are working, try the Russian version instead.

Socialist Realist Art is the focus of this Russian museum site.

Or check out the Virtual Museum of Political Art. ... Students in the Wheaton FYS section on Art and Politics in Russia, take note!

ArtInfo: From Russia With Art includes information on, and works by, present day Russian artists. From their Home Page, click on "Visual Arts" -- then navigate through the various options.

Little Russia in U.S. provides links to art sites and some good music resources.

The WebMuseum in Paris has a wealth of material, though mostly on non-Russian art. Of special interest to us are their sites on Kandinsky and Malevich.

For those of you who are already familiar with the churches and the museum on the island of Kizhi, and don't need any text or explanations, take a look at this site with some gorgeous pictures of Kizhi.

The Virtual Tour of Solovki by Professor Sibelan Forrester of Swarthmore is included here, in part because Francoise Rosset was one of the three others with her. It's a great site anyway.

Or check out the lists of links suggested on our Links page.

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