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Natalia Goncharova

(b Lodyzhino or Negayevo, Tula province, 4 [16] June or 21 June [3 July] 1881; d Paris, 17 Oct. 1962). Russian-French painter, designer, printmaker, and illustrator, born into a ...

Goncharova, Natalia

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The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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..., Natalia ( Natalia Sergeevna Goncharova ; born 4 June 1881 in Ladyzhino, Russia, died 17 October 1962 in Paris), Russian-French scenery and costume designer. Although initially a student of sculpture at the Moscow Institute of Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture, in 1900 Goncharova met Mikhail Larionov , who became her lifelong companion, and she began to study painting. In 1906 Serge Diaghilev included her in his Salon d'Automne in Paris, and thereafter ( 1908–1910 ) her work appeared in the Moscow journal Zolotoe runo (Golden Fleece)...

Goncharova, Natalia

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The Oxford Companion to Western Art

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..., Natalia ( 1881–1962 ). Russian artist and designer. Goncharova trained at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture ( 1897–1903 ). After 1906 , she combined the influences of Gauguin , Cézanne , and Matisse with Russian crafts and lubok prints, and became a leader of the Russian Neo-primitivist movement, with Mikhail Larionov ( 1881–1964 ) and Burlyuk . Her contribution to the international culture of modern art started with Futurist graphics and Cubo-Futurism as in Electric Lamp ( c. 1912 ; Paris, Mus. National d'Art...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

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...Goncharova, Natalia ( b Ladyzhino , 4 Jun. 1881 ; d Paris , 17 Oct. 1962 ) Russian painter and designer . Most closely associated with the Diaghilev company, she designed several of its key works, including Fokine 's Le Coq d'or ( 1914 ), Nijinska 's Renard (with her husband Larionov, 1922 ), Les Noces ( 1923 ), and Une nuit sur le mont chauve ( 1924 ) and the 1926 revival of Fokine 's Firebird . She also designed Fokine 's Ygrouchka (New York, 1921 ) and Cendrillon (London, 1938 ), Lifar 's Sur le Borsythène (with...

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A Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art (3 ed.)

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..., Natalia ( 1881–1962 ) Russian-French painter , graphic artist , and designer , born in Tula province, near Moscow, into a distinguished family (she was related to Russia's greatest poet, Alexander Pushkin). From 1898 to 1902 she studied at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture. Initially she trained as a sculptor (she was taught by Trubetskoy), but in 1900 she met her fellow student Mikhail Larionov , who encouraged her to turn to painting. They became lifelong companions and in the years leading up to the First World...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Art (3 ed.)

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..., Natalia ( b Lodyzhino or Negayevo, Tula province, 4 [16] June or 21 June [ 3 July ] 1881 ; d Paris, 17 Oct. 1962 ). Russian-French painter, designer, printmaker, and illustrator, born into a distinguished family (she was related to the poet Pushkin). In Moscow in 1900 she met her fellow student Mikhail Larionov , who became her lifelong companion. In the years leading up to the First World War they were among the most prominent figures in Russian avant-garde art, taking part in and often helping to organize a series of major exhibitions in...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (5 ed.)

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..., Natalia ( b Lodyzhino or Negayevo, Tula province , 4 [16] June or 21 June [3 July] 1881 ; d Paris , 17 Oct. 1962 ). Russian-French painter , designer , printmaker , and illustrator , born into a distinguished family (she was related to the poet Pushkin). In Moscow in 1900 she met her fellow student Mikhail Larionov , who became her lifelong companion. In the years leading up to the First World War they were among the most prominent figures in Russian avant-garde art, taking part in and often helping to organize a series of major exhibitions...

Natalia Goncharova

Natalia Goncharova  

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(b Lodyzhino or Negayevo, Tula province, 4 [16] June or 21 June [3 July] 1881; d Paris, 17 Oct. 1962).Russian-French painter, designer, printmaker, and illustrator, born into a distinguished family ...
Target exhibition

Target exhibition  

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Exhibition organized in Moscow by Larionov, Goncharova, and Malevich in March 1913, at which Rayonism was launched. Malevich also showed works in his ‘Cubo-Futurist’ style.
Donkey's Tail

Donkey's Tail  

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Title of an exhibition organized in Moscow in 1912 by Goncharova and Larionov after they had dissociated themselves from the Knave of Diamonds group in 1911. They accused that group of being too much ...
Scenic Design

Scenic Design  

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The history of design for dance is essentially the history of design for all Western performing arts. From the earliest times in Europe, dance has been an integral part of ...
Moscow: patronage and collecting

Moscow: patronage and collecting  

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From the 14th to the early 18th century when the capital was removed to St Petersburg, Moscow was the most important artistic centre in Russia. Icon painting, manuscript illumination, church ...
Rayonism

Rayonism  

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(Russ., ‘Luchism’).A type of abstract or semi-abstract painting practised by the Russian artists Goncharova and Larionov and a few followers from about 1912 to 1915 and representing their own ...
Neo-primitivism

Neo-primitivism  

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A movement or trend in Russian painting in the early 20th century in which influences from the Western avant-garde were combined in a deliberately crude way with features derived from peasant art, ...
Knave of Diamonds

Knave of Diamonds  

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An artists' association, formed in Moscow in 1910, that was for a time the most important of the avant-garde groups in Russia. There are various explanations of how the name came about, one being ...
Mikhail Larionov

Mikhail Larionov  

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(b Tiraspol, 22 May 1881; d Fontenay-aux-Roses, 10 May 1964)Russian painter and designer. He studied at the Moscow Institute of Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture where in 1900 he met his future ...
David Burliuk

David Burliuk  

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(b Kharkiv, Ukraine, 21 July 1882; d Southampton, Long Island, NY, 15 Jan. 1967) and(b Chernyanka, Ukraine, 27 Mar. 1886; d Salonika, Greece, 1917).Russian painters, brothers, leading members ...
Gerald Murphy

Gerald Murphy  

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(1888–1964).Painter. Also a businessman. Reflecting their creator's stylish, playful, and generous character, his innovative 1920s paintings reflect the cosmopolitan jazz age in spirit but find few ...
scenography

scenography  

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Perspective drawing or scene-painting. The representation of a building in perspective. Nash's composition of Regent Street, London, was an exercise in scenographic composition as his palace-fronts ...
Der Blaue Reiter

Der Blaue Reiter  

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A loose association of artists formed in Munich in 1911 as a splinter group from the Neue Künstlervereinigung; it held only two exhibitions (poorly received by press and public) and was broken up by ...
Aleksandr Tairov

Aleksandr Tairov  

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(1885–1950)Russian/Soviet director. After a period as an actor, Tairov's first important post was at Mardzhanov's Free Theatre in 1913, where he directed his future wife Koonen in Schnitzler's The ...

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