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

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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

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Autor:
Pablo Picasso
Título:
Illustrations for Le Carmen des Carmen by Prosper Mérimée and Louis Aragon>
Fecha:
1964
Ubicacion:
Bancaja Collection, Valencia
© Sucesión Pablo Picasso, VEGAP, Madrid, 2014
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Autor:
Vladimir Burliuk
Título:
Ukrainian Peasant Woman
Fecha:
1910-11
Técnica:
Oil on canvas
Medidas:
132 x 70 cm
Úbicacion:
Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid
Numero de inventario
INV. Nr. 486 (1977.106)

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The first decades of the twentieth century, when Russia was plunged into a period of political turmoil that marked the collapse of the Russian empire and the emergence of the Soviet Union , saw a major cultural renaissance that brought with it the end of the positivistic conception of the world, giving way to the various Russian avant-garde movements . During those years, while some artists travelled around Europe , French art became known through exhibitions such as the Salon de la Toison d’Or, organised in Moscow in 1908, showing Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings . At the same time Russian artists began to turn their attention to folklore and popular traditions or to study aspects of the life of the peasantry, which had traditionally been the largest sector of the population, and began to illustrate the various folk epics on canvas.

In the present Ukrainian Peasant Woman , Vladimir Burliuk introduces the viewer to the world and customs of the southern regions of the empire, now Ukraine , through a colourful and synthetic language and a style derived both from the pointillism of Seurat and Signac and from Russian folk art. The painter’s detailed depiction of the young woman’s dress and coloured bead necklaces stems from his ethnographic interest in the area.

Paloma Alarcó

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