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Konstantin Makovsky : The Tsar's Painter in America and Paris (Hardcover) (Wendy Salmond & Russell E.
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This is a fresh perspective on the art and career of Russian-born artist Konstantin Makovksy, and the wider nineteenth-century enthusiasm for medieval Russian culture.
Monumental in scale and rich in exotic detail, Makovsky’s canvases depicting the life of Boyar nobility, had an extraordinary appeal in America where they toured the nation. This book presents, in beautiful detail, the story behind these remarkable paintings.Wendy Salmond is professor of art and art history, Chapman University, Orange, California.
Wilfried Zeisler is the associate curator of nineteenth-century art, Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, Washington, DC.
Russell E. Martin is professor of history, Westminster College, New Wilmington, Pennsylvania.