Artwork Khrushchev Probably Would Not Have Liked 4

Of course, before the Soviets took a stance against "degenerate" avant-garde art, they had a flourishing avant-garde scene in their own country.

Mikhail Larionov was one such native Russian artist.

Here is his "Venus" from 1912.

This new book on the topic seems very interesting and relevant.

     Posted By: Paul - Wed Jun 14, 2017
     Category: Art | Avant Garde | 1910s | Russia

Not very often do I sympathize with the Soviets, but in this case I can see their motivation. That would only qualify as art if Mr Larionov were a third grader at the time he created it.
Posted by A Nonny Mouse on 06/14/17 at 08:26 AM
Reminds me of Henri Matisse. Primitive compositions were a motif of the Fauvism movement in Europe.
Posted by KDP on 06/15/17 at 11:36 AM
Perhaps the Premier would have preferred his "Lady with a Fan":
Posted by Virtual on 06/16/17 at 03:23 PM

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