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From 1864 to 1868, Alexandr N. Veselovsky worked on his master’s thesis in Florence. At the same time, many Russian artists lived there. Veselovsky visited N. N. Ge’s salon, where political events in Russia and Italy were discussed; this fact provided Soviet scholars the basis to assert both fi gures’ connection with the revolutionary movement. However, the further careers of both Veselovsky and Ge indicate that both were primarily enlighteners and attached great importance to education and science for social development. In his article about Ge’s picture “Heralds of the Resurrection” Veselovsky developed the idea of his master’s thesis that in history facts and knowledge come fi rst and only later they are idealized in art.
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