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Turning the Pages: Nathalia Goncharova (Russian, 1881-1962), <em>Anchorites; Anchoress: Two Poems</em> (<em>Pustynniki; Pustynnitsa: Dve poemy</em>), 1913

Turning the Pages: Nathalia Goncharova (Russian, 1881-1962), Anchorites; Anchoress: Two Poems (Pustynniki; Pustynnitsa: Dve poemy), 1913

Nathalia Goncharova produced several of these cheaply-made, pocket-sized illustrated books with copious lithographs in an attempt with her Russian avant-garde group of writers and artists to create entirely new ways of relating text and image. Her treatment of Russian Orthodox imagery and icons of saint (in this case, a variety of male and female hermits) and sinners made her work controversial.



avant garde, books, Russian
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