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Alma-Tadema and Victorian Painting
in the Pérez-Simón Collection

From 25 June to 12 October 2014 (extended closing date)



Autor:
Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema
Título:
The Roses of Heliogabalus (detail)
Fecha:
1888
Técnica:
Oil on canvas
Medidas:
132.7 x 214.4 cm

Ubicacion:
Pérez-Simón Collection, Mexico

Carmen in Spanish collections

From 7 October until 9 November 2014

Special Collaborative Exhibition. Free entry



Autor:
Pablo Picasso
Título:
Femme de profil à l’éventail, 1964, illustrations for the book Le Carmen des Carmen by Prosper Mérimée and Louis Aragon
Fecha:
1964
Ubicacion:
Fundación Bancaja Collection
© Sucesión Pablo Picasso, VEGAP, Madrid, 2014

Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection

Autor:
Mikhail Larionov
Título:
Blue Nude
Fecha:
ca. 1908
Técnica:
Oil on canvas
Medidas:
73 x 116 cm
Úbicacion:
Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid
Numero de inventario
INV. Nr. 638 (1979.6)

More information about this work




The painter Mikhail Larionov met his artistic companion and wife Natalia Goncharova in his early youth, and the couple remained united by an enriching relationship of mutual inspiration . Both successfully combined international influence with their own artistic theories. During the first years of the twentieth century Larionov studied in Moscow under the artist Konstantin Korovin , whose painting had become imbued with the Impressionist aesthetic that was very much in tune with the tastes of Moscow’s Francophone bourgeoisie . Larionov travelled to Paris in 1906 to assist Diaghilev with the Russian section of the Salon d’Automne , and became a keen follower of Post-Impressionism, and soon afterwards succumbed to the influence of Symbolism and Primitivism. Furthermore, during those years Larionov frequently visited the home of Sergei Shchukin , where the masterpieces of Gauguin, Picasso and Matisse in his collection also helped steer his art in a new direction. The present Blue Nude was Larionov’s reaction to the Polynesian paintings of Gauguin in the Shchukin collection.

Despite this foreign influence, the artist never lost sight of Russian cultural traditions. He and Goncharova began to collect icons, stone sculptures and lubki (crudely executed low-cost hand-painted folk woodblock prints), which would become basic references in their pictorial language. By about 1908, the year the present Blue Nude was executed in theory, Larionov had fully embraced Primitivism . In addition, the special luminosity of the painting may be related, as suggested by Jean-Claude Marcadé in an article on Larionov , to the influence of the southern light of Ukraine.

Paloma Alarcó

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