Antonina Sofronova and the Problem of the Symbolic Platform of the Group of '13'
Nadiya PlunhyanState Institute of Art History, Moscow
March 17, 2016
Center for Urban History, Lviv
The lecture was devoted to the artist Antonina Sofronov, a member of the Moscow group of graphic artists "13" (1929-1932). At the turn of 1920s "13" announced a new program for documentary art, which included the hidden debate on the principles of "Peace of Art". The researcher talked about Sofiya's unusual and independent position in this conflict regarding "literary" and "documentary" tendencies in Soviet art, about the place of women in art associations in the 1920-1930s, and about the general problem of relations with symbolism and Soviet pre-war modernism.
Сover Image: Antonina Sofronova. Illustration for La Révolte des anges by Anatole France. 1937 Watercolor, Indian ink, pen and brush on paper; 8.6x13.9