Portrait of Natalia Goncharova and Mikhail Larionov

A work made of oil on canvas.

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Date:

1913

Artist:

Aleksei Morgunov
Russian, 1884–1935

About this artwork

Aleksei Morgunov became familiar with the work of French and German artists during his 1909–10 travels in Europe. Unlike fellow avant-garde Russian artists Nathalija Gontcharova and Mihajl Larionov, who increasingly incorporated native folk art into their work, Morgunov preferred to follow outside artistic influences after he returned home. This painting references Édouard Manet’s 1882 A Bar at the Folies-Bergére (Courtauld Institute of Art Gallery, London) and announces Morgunov’s allegiance to the wider heritage of European modern art. In place of Manet’s iconic barmaid and patron, Morgunov substituted portraits of Gontcharova and Larionov.

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Artist

Aleksei Alekseevich Morgunov

Title

Portrait of Natalia Goncharova and Mikhail Larionov

Origin

Russia

Date

1913

Medium

Oil on canvas

Inscriptions

none

Dimensions

41 x 53 3/4 in. (104.1 x 136.5 cm)

Credit Line

Mary and Leigh Block Fund for Acquisitions

Reference Number

1975.666

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