What is Tolstoy’s ‘What is Art?’

What do we know about Tolstoy as an art critic? How might his essay ‘What is Art?’ improve our understanding of contemporary mass culture? Could we describe Tolstoy as one of Russia’s first media theorists? Here are just a few topics discussed by philosopher and art theorist Oleg Aronson, journalist and Polka Academy editor Yuri Saprykin, Common Place Publishing editor Ivan Aksenov and V–A–C Press senior editor Dmitry Potemkin.

This episode is in Russian.

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