St Petersburg Gallery, London

RUSSIAN REVOLUTION IN ART – RUSSIAN AVANT-GARDE: 1910-1932, St Petersburg Gallery, 5A Cork Street, London W1, until 20 September 2014

 

ALEXANDRA EXTER (1882-1949) PAINTERLY CONSTRUCTION Oil on canvas 88 x 72 cm 1921

ALEXANDRA EXTER
(1882-1949)
PAINTERLY CONSTRUCTION
Oil on canvas
88 x 72 cm
1921

Those of you who are interested in Malevich at Tate Modern may also like to know about this show which examines one of the great artistic differences of the Modernist period – figurative or non-figurative – and shows how the exhibited artists undertook their way to non-figurative and abstraction.

CUP AND SAUCER WITH ABSTRACT COMPOSITIONS Painting design: Vassily Kandinsky 1923 Porcelain painted in overglaze colours Cup: height - 7 cm; Saucer: D - 14 cm

CUP AND SAUCER WITH ABSTRACT COMPOSITIONS
Painting design: Vassily Kandinsky
1923
Porcelain painted in overglaze colours
Cup: height – 7 cm; Saucer: D – 14 cm

Among the artists featured are Kandinsky, Mikhail Larionov and Natalia Goncharova , from Malevich’s circle are Ivan Kliun, Ilya Chashnik, and David Yakerson and there are many others too.

ALEXANDER VESNIN (1883 – 1959) COLOUR COMPOSITION Oil on canvas 107 x 89.5 cm 1917-18

ALEXANDER VESNIN
(1883 – 1959)
COLOUR COMPOSITION
Oil on canvas
107 x 89.5 cm
1917-18

An interesting factor in this exhibition is the inclusion of Soviet porcelain from the State Porcelain Manufacture (the former Imperial Porcelain Factory) and Dulyovo Porcelain Factory by the Suprematist artists Ilya Chashnik and Nikolai Suetin.

 

INKWELL WITH SUPREMATIST COMPOSITION Design: Nikolai Suetin, 1923 Execution: beginning of the 1930s Porcelain painted in overglaze colours Height – 12,2 cm

INKWELL WITH SUPREMATIST COMPOSITION
Design: Nikolai Suetin, 1923
Execution: beginning of the 1930s
Porcelain painted in overglaze colours
Height – 12,2 cm

And very enjoyable it all is too.

 

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