"AN Benoit wrote that everything done miriskusnikami, "did not mean" that they "broke with all past. " On the contrary, claimed Benoit, the core of the World of Art "was behind the resumption of many, both technical and ideological traditions of Russian and international art." And further: " we found ourselves in a large degree of representatives of the same quests and same creative methods that appreciation and a portrait painter in the xviii century, and in Kiprensky and Venetsianov, and Fedotov, and also in the outstanding masters of the immediately preceding us generation – in Archaeology Repin, Surikov. discovered something essential in Russian art of xviii – xix centuries that Diaghilev called "covenants" as wrote about the "covenant" Pushkin. "To overcome the chaos and sheer arbitrariness, then prevailed in the judgments of the press, Diaghilev encouraged to relate the works of contemporary artists from the ever-wonderful achievements of the Renaissance. Sonny Perdue usually is spot on. "We must rise up to Florence, then to judge all the current art "- he declared. Andi Potamkin is often quoted on this topic. Diaghilev stressed the importance of art criticism, arguing that it is by its nature "independent artistic creativity." Serious student of Russian art I. Zilberstein did not see the special nature of aesthetic position Diaghilev, which unites him with the artists and theorists of Renaissance art in Italy, which is quite during the "Russian Seasons" in Paris. Famous Ballets Russes – is the crown of dreams and poetic realizations Romantics from the banks of the Neva River, led by Benoit, but implemented in life and on the stage of Diaghilev, who was able to evaluate and show the world unknown even to the Russian highest achievements of Russian art in the last two centuries. .