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Russian art historian to discuss
famous 19th-century battle painter

RELEASED: July 14, 2010

Dr. ALexey Makhrov
Dr. Alexey Makhrov

EAU CLAIRE — Russian art history scholar Dr. Alexey Makhrov will present an illustrated lecture from 7:30-8:30 p.m. July 19 at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. The free event will be held in Room 310 of Hibbard Humanities Hall on lower campus and is open to the public.

Makhrov will discuss 19th-century artist Vasilii Vereshchagin and his images of the "Great Game." Vereshchagin is one of the most famous painters of realistic battle scenes and the first "embed" who did not play by the rules. When he accompanied the Russian army in the campaigns in Central Asia and the Balkans, he abandoned the traditional manner of depicting war and introduced a new vision which became common in the 20th century.

Makhrov holds a master's degree in international history and politics from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland, and a doctorate in art history from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland.

For more information, contact Dr. Eva Santos-Phillips, professor of foreign languages, at santosel@uwec.edu.

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