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Autumn. 1921

Lentulov Aristarkh,
Oil on canvas
155 х 136

State Russian Museum

Пост. в 1929 из ГТГ


This painting belongs to a series of works inspired by nature and views of the Trinity Lavra of St Sergius outside of Moscow. The artist “fractured” the autumnal decoration of the forest into separate bright fragments, creating something similar in its decorativeness to a unique mosaic panel, where each brushstroke begins to resound like a bright piece of smalt.

Author's Biography

Lentulov Aristarkh

Lentulov, Aristarkh Vasilyevich (1882, Voronye (Penza Gubernia) - 1943, Moscow)
Painter, theatrical designer. Studied at the Nikolai Seliverstov School of Art in Penza (1888-1900, 1905), Kiev School of Art (1900-1905) and Dmitry Kardovsky's studio in St Petersburg (1906-1907). Worked independently at Henri le Fauconnier's studio (1911). Contributed to exhibitions (from 1907). Member of the Jack of Diamonds (from 1910), Association of Artists of Revolutionary Russia (1926-1927) and the Society of Moscow Artists (1928-1929). Contributed to the exhibitions of Wreath (1907), Link (1908), Wreath/Stephanos (1908), Union of Russian Artists (1908) and the World of Art (1911, 1912). Headed the theatrical design studios at the First Free Art Studios (1919) and the department of theatrical design at the Higher Art and Technical Studios (1920). Taught at the department for raising theatrical designers' qualifications at the Institute of Fine Arts in Moscow (1932).

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