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Abramtsevo Colony. A group of Russian artists drawn together in the 1870s and 1880s by the railway tycoon S. Mamontov. They included Levitan Isaak, V. Polenov, Repin Ilya, Serov Valentin, the Vasnetsov brothers (Vasnetsov Viktor) and Vrubel Mikhail. A number were members of the Wanderers group. The colony was nationalistic in outlook and Russian folk-art and the Russo-Byzantine tradition influenced their work. They were the 1st Russian artists to work as theatrical designers, most of them working in Mamontov's 'Private Opera'.



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