Mikhail Larionov and the Russian Avant-Garde by Anthony Parton

Mikhail Larionov and the Russian Avant-Garde by Anthony Parton

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A revolutionary multi-media artist and flamboyant iconoclast, Mikhail Larionov galvanized the Russian art scene in the early 20th-century. This book traces his stylistic evolution, and attempts to capture the rebellious character of an artist devoted to exhibiting the spirit of the avant-garde.

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A revolutionary multi-media artist and flamboyant iconoclast, Mikhail Larionov galvanized the Russian art scene in the early 20th century, striving for a truly native style to rival the European avant-garde and setting the stage for Constructivism. The development of his career, however, has long eluded historians. Now this illustrated book reconstructs a critical episode in the story of Russian modernism. Anthony Parton traces in vivid detail Larionov's stylistic evolution, from his years in Russia, where he began as an Impressionist painter and later organized the Moscow Futurists, to his time in France, where, with his lifelong companion Nataliya Goncharova, he designed sets for the Ballets Russes and joined the School of Paris. At the same time, he captures the rebellious character of an artist devoted to exhibiting the spirit of the avant-garde - whether incorporating vulgar graffiti into his paintings, or setting a Muscovite trend for painting one's face. Inspired by the Fauves and primitives, Larionov borrowed images from shamanism and archaeology and devices from folk art. His interest in Cubism, Futurism and scientific ideas led to his creation of Rayism, or Rayonism. In the performing arts, he experimented with movable scenery and choreographed lighting. The author constructs a chronology of his career, drawing on his writings and manifestos, on contemporary reviews, and on interviews with his friends and colleagues. Through this manifold investigation, Parton offers an extensive study of an important yet long inscrutable artist. Anthony Parton is an art historian currently working at the Hatton Gallery at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. He edited "Women Artists of Russia's New Age, 1900-1935" (1990), by M.N. Yablonskaya, also published by Thames and Hudson.

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SKU GOR001820063
Title Mikhail Larionov and the Russian Avant-Garde
Author By (author) Anthony Parton
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Thames & Hudson Ltd
Year Published 1993
Number of Pages 256
ISBN 10 0500092362
ISBN 13 9780500092361
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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A revolutionary multi-media artist and flamboyant iconoclast, Mikhail Larionov galvanized the Russian art scene in the early 20th century, striving for a truly native style to rival the European avant-garde and setting the stage for Constructivism. The development of his career, however, has long eluded historians. Now this illustrated book reconstructs a critical episode in the story of Russian modernism. Anthony Parton traces in vivid detail Larionov's stylistic evolution, from his years in Russia, where he began as an Impressionist painter and later organized the Moscow Futurists, to his time in France, where, with his lifelong companion Nataliya Goncharova, he designed sets for the Ballets Russes and joined the School of Paris. At the same time, he captures the rebellious character of an artist devoted to exhibiting the spirit of the avant-garde - whether incorporating vulgar graffiti into his paintings, or setting a Muscovite trend for painting one's face. Inspired by the Fauves and primitives, Larionov borrowed images from shamanism and archaeology and devices from folk art. His interest in Cubism, Futurism and scientific ideas led to his creation of Rayism, or Rayonism. In the performing arts, he experimented with movable scenery and choreographed lighting. The author constructs a chronology of his career, drawing on his writings and manifestos, on contemporary reviews, and on interviews with his friends and colleagues. Through this manifold investigation, Parton offers an extensive study of an important yet long inscrutable artist. Anthony Parton is an art historian currently working at the Hatton Gallery at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. He edited "Women Artists of Russia's New Age, 1900-1935" (1990), by M.N. Yablonskaya, also published by Thames and Hudson.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR001820063
Title Mikhail Larionov and the Russian Avant-Garde
Author By (author) Anthony Parton
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Thames & Hudson Ltd
Year Published 1993
Number of Pages 256
ISBN 10 0500092362
ISBN 13 9780500092361
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No