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Thyssen at home:Natalia Goncharova

Welcome to the new edition of Thyssen at Home.

Today, the artistic director of the Museu Carmen Thyssen Andorra , Guillermo Cervera, dedicates his speech to Natalia Goncharova through his work, “The fishing” , 1911, which is part of the Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza collection.

Natalia Goncharova is a pioneer Russian avant-garde artist who was born in 1881. In 1898, she pursues a sculpture training in Moscow, before beginning her painting career in 1904, when she meets Mihail Larionov, a man with whom would share his life and will influence his art until his death in 1962.

The painter, active in different modernist art groups at that time, prefered to stand out from the European avant-garde, developing a nationalist and popular art by her own.

That is why she created with Larionov the group “Donkey’s Tail” in the beginning of 1910. This movement, inspired by neo-Impressionist and Cubist techniques, illustrates local issues, opening the door to a new important stream of Russian avant-gardes officially standardized by the couple in 1913: raionism.

We leave you to discover “The Fishing”, 1911, a work that foreshadows Goncharova’s aesthetic pursuits, still inspired by Fauvism, the use of vivid flat colors and primitivism with the front of the scene and the simplification of forms.

From the Museu Carmen Thyssen Andorra  we wish you enjoy the conference.

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