History and Theory of Arts (LT)

The course discusses specific tendencies of the Russian avant-garde, the work and aesthetic views of their leaders in the context of competing Moscow and St. Petersburg art groups and Western modernism. Students will be able to recognise the developments of the Russian avant-garde in stage design, photography, design and architecture and their impact on world art history. This will help them to see how patronage, collectors of modern art and education affect the course of art history, with a special focus on the educational system.

Associate professor Dr. Ramutė Rachlevičiūtė