Reproducing il primo quadro del mondo
Fedor Iordan’s Engraving of Raphael’s Transfiguration, 1835-1850
Fedor Iordan (1800-1883) spent more than twenty years in Europe studying printmaking as a pensioner of the Russian Imperial Academy of Arts: first in Paris, then in London, and finally, from 1835 in Rome, where he embarked on his monumental engraving of Raphael’s Transfiguration. Scrutinising the production and reception of this print – which took fifteen years to complete and afforded the artist an opportunity to remain in Italy – this essay reconsiders Iordan’s work within the wider context of international printmaking and, within the emerging debates about Russia’s position in transnational artistic developments and its national distinctiveness.
Dieses Werk steht unter der Lizenz Creative Commons Namensnennung - Weitergabe unter gleichen Bedingungen 4.0 International.