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Femininity and revolution: women in early Soviet art, 1917-1932

Free talk


● Fully booked

Monday 6 March 2017
1 — 2pm

Part of our

Revolution: Russian Art 1917–1932

events programme
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Andrey Golubev, Red Spinner, 1930.

Cotton print, direct printing chintz. 17.5 x 27 cm. The Burilin Ivanovo Museum of Local History. Photo © Provided with assistance from the State Museum and Exhibition Center ROSIZO..

Natalia Budanova examines the representation of women in early Soviet art and its reflection of the changing role of women in post-revolution society.

On 8 March 1917 in war-torn Petrograd, demonstrations took place in connection with International Women’s Day, becoming one of the first major sparks that ignited the fierce fire of the Russian Revolution. Women went on to actively participate in the establishment of the new Soviet order, which brought about important changes in their social position.

In this talk, Natalia Budanova (Courtauld Institute of Art) discusses how the changed role of women in post-revolutionary Russian society influenced the work and creativity of female artists, as well as how the new ideal of femininity was reflected in early Soviet art.

Doors open at 12.30pm. Unclaimed seats will be released to those waiting for returns at 12.55pm. No admittance will be granted after 1pm.

This talk will be accompanied by speech-to-text transcription, courtesy of Stagetext and BSL interpretation.

● Fully booked

● Cancelled

Monday 6 March 2017

1 — 2pm

The Reynolds Room, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly. Entrance via de Grey Court.

Free, booking required.