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Gladioluses and Gloxinias. 1911

Konchalovsky Pyotr,
Oil on canvas
143 х 121

State Russian Museum

Пост. в 1969 от К. Б. Окуневой, Ленинград


For Konchalovsky, like other artists of the Knave of Diamonds, still lifes were a kind of a creative laboratory that allowed him to solve various artistic problems. In the 1910s, the artist was attracted to the possibility of conveying the unique textures of various objects with the help of colour. "When the artist is coming from nature itself, his perceptions are fresh, his various quests are interesting, and his painting is new and significant", he wrote, adding textural and coloristic expression to the objects depicted in his still lifes.

Author's Biography

Konchalovsky Pyotr

Konchalovsky, Pyotr Petrovich (1876, Slavyansk (Kharkiv Gubernia) - 1956, Moscow)
Painter. Studied at a school of drawing in Kharkiv, evening classes at the Stroganov Central School of Technical Drawing in Moscow, Academic de Rodolphe Julian in Paris (1897-98) and the Higher School of Art, Imperial Academy of Arts (1898-1905). Attended Konstantin Korovin's studio at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture (until 1909). Helped to organise the first Jack of Diamonds exhibition (1910) and contributed to all other Jack of Diamonds exhibitions (1912-1927). Contributed to the exhibitions of the Golden Fleece (1910), Salon d'Automne (1908, 1910), Salon des Independants (1910-1912) and the Moscow Fellowship of Artists (1911). Founding member of the Moscow Painters (1924-1925).

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