Ancient Icons/Modern Russia
Lecture | February 13 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall
Judith Deutsch Kornblatt, Professor Emerita, Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Wisconsin - Madison
This lecture and slide show examines the history, theology, and presentation of Russian icons, from their beginnings through the twentieth century and into post-Soviet times. It will demonstrate how these sacred objects have permeated even secular Russian culture, including modernist art, poetry, advertising, and popular memes.