When it comes to the term "primitivism" in art, it's not all that simple. First of all, art historians don't always agree about its meaning. Besides that, the number of synonyms denoting the same thing makes everything even more difficult. Or they might be not synonyms at all – depending on the point of view you hold.
Natalia Goncharova: 10 facts from the life of the “Amazon of the Russian Avant-Garde”
Rayonnism, theatre, fashion ... The artist influenced the main trends in the art of the twentieth century
The ‘Knave of Diamonds’
The ‘Knave of Diamonds’! No prominent Russian avant-garde artist was able to give that society the go-by. Moreover, it was nothing else, but the ‘Knave of Diamonds’ that gave rise to them all. Now they are recognised as the pioneers and the gold standard of avant-garde. All artists, now classical, once were rebels, and the Diamond-Knavers were not an exception. Mikhail Larionov , Natalia…
Birds have always been admired for the abilities that nature deprived people of. Neither can we fly beyond the clouds towards the sun, nor flap our wings someplace warm... Of course, the artists did not ignore the light-winged representatives of the fauna, where they play their special role: to begin with, the world egg is a universal symbol of the origin of life. Let's continue exploring…
Ballets Russes as a driving force of a new aesthetic of the 20th century
The Ballets Russes (the Russian Ballet), an independent dance company, active between 1909 and 1929, was founded by the flamboyant Russian-born impresario Serge Diaghilev (1872–1929). By integrating contemporary music, new approaches to dance and choreography, modern stage and costume design, and publicity he encouraged the artistic experimentation and collaboration of composers, choreographers…