MIR ISSKUSTVA

Мир искусства

THE WORLD OF ART

St. Petersburg 1898 - Paris 1927

 

Around 1895 a new artistic society emerged in St. Petersburg and connected several young artists and individuals who had different, not always artistic education. For example, the founders: Alexander Benois, Sergey Dyagilev and Dmitry Filosofov were all lawyers who graduated from St. Petersburg University. Between 1898 and 1904, the group published the finest Russian art journal of its time: Mir iskusstva, The World of Art. The art propagated by the World of Art group was retrospective, searching for ideals in the art found in bygone eras such as the era of Peter I, the baroque of the mid-18th century, and the empire of the beginning of the 19th century. Artists of the World of Art considered the aesthetic principle in art to be a priority and in their opinion, art should express the identity of the artist. In 1904 the magazine ceased to exist and so did the first group with the name World of Art. The artist of the expanding group became part of the ‘Union of Russian Artists’. In 1910 the artistic society ‘World of Art was revived with Nicolas Roerich as its chairman. This society, the second World of Art group, organized exhibitions in St. Petersburg and Moscow. After the 1917 revolution, many of its leaders emigrated to Paris were they organised an exhibition in 1921 and founded the third World of Art group. The last exhibition of the World of Art group was held in Paris in 1927.

 

1901-04

 

 

1911-12

 

 

1915-16

   

 

1917-18

 

 

 

1921

 

  

 

 

1922-23

 

 

 

1927-28

 

 

 

1934

 

 

1972/75/77

   

 

1981

 

 

1993/98

 

   

 

2005