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Lady with a Mask. 1906

Somov Konstantin,
Glaze on porcelain
22,4 х 17 х 14

State Russian Museum

Пост. в 1938 из ГЭ, Ленинград


Imperial Porcelain Factory

Konstantin Somov understood the beauty and plastic possibilities of porcelain better than any other of his contemporaries. This can be seen in his refined drawing of the general silhouette and delicate working of the lady’s face and toilette (beads, bracelet and bows).

Author's Biography

Somov Konstantin

Somov, Konstantin Andreyevich
1869, St Petersburg - 1939, Paris
Painter, graphic artist. Studied at Ilya Repin''s studio (from 1894) at the Imperial Academy of Arts (1888-97) and the Academic de Filippo Colarossi in Paris (1898). Academician (1914). Member of the Munich and Berlin Sezessions (1898), World of Art (1899), Union of Russian Artists (1903) and the Salon d''Automne (1906). Contributed to the exhibitions of the Society of Russian Water-colourists (1894-95), Exhibition of Russian and Finnish Artists (1898) and Sezession in Munich (1898, 1899)and Berlin (1898). Lived in Paris (from 1925).

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