The Oxford Biblical Studies Online and Oxford Islamic Studies Online have retired. Content you previously purchased on Oxford Biblical Studies Online or Oxford Islamic Studies Online has now moved to Oxford Reference, Oxford Handbooks Online, Oxford Scholarship Online, or What Everyone Needs to Know®. For information on how to continue to view articles visit the subscriber services page.

Related Content

More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Art & Architecture


Show Summary Details


Mikhail Larionov


Quick Reference

(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 wife, the artist Goncharova. At Diaghilev's invitation he exhibited in the Union of Russian Artists section at the Salon d'Automne, Paris, in 1906 and then in 1914 settled in the city where he designed several Ballets Russes productions including Massine's Soleil de nuit (1915) and Nijinska's Renard (1922). His work was always based in popular Russian art though he was alert to contemporary trends, including the Futurists and played a strong role in guiding Diaghilev's artistic taste.

Reference entries