7 Women of Russian Artists We Need to Know
From realist novels to romantic poetry, from Kandinsky to Chagall: Russia has not a few things to offer in so many types of art. Although male artists are well-known, women’s contributions to Russian customs are common and fine art has never been insignificant. Here we select the names that need to be known.
Natalia Goncharova (1881 -1962)
Natalia Goncharova is a controversial figure in both life and art. Despite his success at the institution, he resigned from the Moscow Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture before graduating. He lived with his long-term partner, Mikhail Larionov, long before they married, which was the act of true courage in the early 20th century. His art combines Primitivism and Cubism with Russian folk art and Orthodox icons. Goncharova is one of the key figures of the Russian avant-garde movement. One of his works, Tsvety (Flowers), is marketed at auction at Christie for a record solution of more than $ 10,000,000.
Lyubov Popova (1889-1924)
Lyubov Popova is a true revolutionary painter. He strongly believes in the ideals of the Socialist revolution and peaceful communal life. His belief in pursuing reflection in his art: he moved from Suprematism to Constructivism, to finally leave the canvas and devote himself to the design of textiles and poster art, making Bolshevik pamphlets. He is the most widely traveled and international influences are evident in his art.
Sonya Terk-Delaunay (1885-1979)
Sonya Trek-Delaunay sprang up in Russia, but he received education and drained much of his life in France. His painting career developed after he married Robert Delaunay, the famous French avant-garde painter. The couple is one of the founders of the Orphism movement, writing for powerful color use and geometric formats. Sonya claims that her attention to color is a memory of her childhood in Russia. He is the first female artist to live for a retrospective exhibition at the Louvre in Paris.
Olga Rozanova (1886 -1918)
Olga Rozanova did not have formal art education, but her paintings moved the Russian avant-garde movement. He belongs to the Malevich Suprematist movement, but his painting stands out because of the decorative elements in it, and he was provoked by Futurism. Just before his death, he made a series of the most colorful paintings, which are often witnessed as the forerunners of the Abstract Expressionism movement developed in America about 30 years later.
Alexandra Exeter (1882-1949)
Alexandra Exeter is a citizen of a true country in the world. He was initiated in the Russian Empire in a modern Polish district. His father was Belarusian, his mother was Greek and he received his initial education in Kiev. Most of his professional life is connected with Paris, Moscow and St. Petersburg. He drained his time in Paris exploring Cubism and he was friends with Pablo Picasso. He then returned to his native Russia and was among the main figures of the Constructivist movement. In 1924 he emigrated back to Paris, where he drained the rest of his life.
Maria Gorodeckaya (b.1988)
Maria Gorodeckaya is an educated Moscow-born artist in London who focuses on exploring long-suppressed femininity in the modern world. His artwork exceeds the boundaries of what is purely visual, when he combines poetry, sculpture, piercings and sex toys into his installation. He is one of the stars who is rising from the arena of Russian contemporary art.
Taus Makhacheva (b.1983)
Taus Makhacheva is an artist from Dagestani who received comprehensive art education in Moscow and London. The arts, the majority of which are documented in the video format, focus and aim to subvert the most important role of hyper-traditional gender in the lives of the Dagestan people. These works from Taus Makhacheva can be found in a collection of leading contemporary art galleries in all the world.