The representative office of Rossotrudnichestvo in London hosted a lecture by a researcher of art and culture of the twentieth century, Maria Berezanskaya (PhD).
Guests of the evening learned about the origins of impressionism, its association with the invention of photography and discovered why it is considered the last step of realism in art. Maria spoke about the philosophy and aims of the movement, successes and failures of impressionist artists, as well as the difference between impressionism as a movement and impressionist technique.
Maria Berezanskaya is the author of books “Marc Chagall. From Myth to Epic” and “Secrets of Picasso. Avignon Girls”, as well as of several articles on the avant-garde art. She taught at the Moscow State University, the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow Contemporary Art Center Winzavod, Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center. She is the author of various articles on British art and creator of an educational blog about contemporary art.