Published by Parkstobe Press International, NY, USA. 2007.
In this work, Nathalia Brodskaïa examines the contradictions of this late 19th century movement through the paradox of a group who, while forming a coherent ensemble, favoured the affirmation of artistic individuals. Between academic art and the birth of modern, non-figurative painting, the road to recognition was long. Analysing the founding elements of the movement, the author follows, through the works of each of the artists, how the demand for individuality gave rise to modern painting.