Thu 10 September
Arts Society Cardiff lectures are free to members and we are now delighted to be able to offer tickets to non-members to attend their online lecture series for just £5 per event. On the day of the event, you will be sent a Zoom link with details on how to join. Please check your junk folder/spam.
About September's lecture
This lecture will explore the influence of French art on artists who lived and worked in Russia. In the beginning of the 20th century artistic developments in Paris were crucial for the liberation of Russian art. Many Russian avant-garde artists, including Kazimir Malevich, had never travelled to Paris but readily absorbed the works by Cézanne, Monet, Gauguin, Matisse and Picasso, brought to Russia by the merchants and collectors Ivan Morozov and Sergei Shchukin.
About Dr Natalia Murray
Natalia Murray was born in St Petersburg where she gained a BA and MA in Art History at the Academy of Fine Arts before taking the PhD course at the Hermitage Museum. In 2015 she was awarded PhD at the Courtauld Institute of Art.
Her most recent book Art for the Workers: Proletarian Art and Festive Decorations of Petrograd, 1917-1920 was published by Brill in May 2018. In November 2018 the Russian translation of her 2012 book The Unsung Hero of the Russian Avant-Garde: The Life and Times of Nikolay Punin was published by Slovo in Moscow.
At present she is an associate lecturer at the Courtauld Institute of Art and a senior curator. In 2017 she curated a major exhibition Revolution: Russian Art, 1917-1932 at the Royal Academy of Arts in London. She is currently working on several exhibition projects in Moscow and Paris and writing her next book on women-gallerists in Imperial Russia.
Her books and articles extend across the wide field of 19-20 century Russian and European art, she has featured in films dedicated to the Hermitage museum and the Russian revolution and in programmes for BBC Radio 4 and the BBC World Service. Natalia is also trustee of the Russian Avant-Garde Research Project - a UK-based charity which shares one of her aspirations to reduce the number of fakes on the Russian art market.
About The Arts Society Cardiff
The Arts Society Cardiff has been meeting regularly at Chapter for many years via their popular illustrated lectures series with knowledgeable and entertaining speakers. Alongside these, they also offer study day events, educational visits and cultural holidays that aim to bring people together through a shared curiosity for the arts. You can find out more and join the society here: www.theartssociety.org/cardiff
Image: Dr Natalia Murray
Free for members
£5 for non-members