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Vandalism in art. A lecture by Viktoria Anisimova

Lecture cycle Adventurous art history
8 December 2016


Part 3—Vandalism in art—stories about the acts of vandalism in art.

Masterpieces of Western painting from the collections of Soviet museums sold for a song in the 1920s, later forming the basis of the richest European and American collections; books and paintings burnt in Nazi Germany; Rembrandt's Danae damaged by acid and Ivan the Terrible cut with a knife; unique ancient ceramics broken to pieces by accident or destroyed marmoreal sculptures—these and other stories about vandalism in art are told in the final lecture from the Adventurous art history cycle.



Viktoria Anisimova – art historian, art critic, antique consultant, author of articles on Italian Renaissance art, the antique market, and collecting; art director at ART V’U gallery.


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Admission is free, registration required.
Please be advised that lectures will be conducted in Russian without translation into English.


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