Neo-primitivism was an art form created by Goncharova and Larionov in which traditional Russian folk art forms and Western modernism were combined.
Peasant Woman from Tula Province
Date of work
Original: Oil paint on canvas 102 × 73 cm State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow. Bequeathed by A.K. Larionova-Tomilina, Paris 1989
Natalia Goncharova (1881-1962) was a Russian artist who blazed a trail with her experimental approach to art and design. She found acclaim early in her career and established herself as the leader of the Russian avant-garde with a major exhibition in Moscow in 1913. Her immense body of work includes costume design, avant-garde cinema and vast religious paintings.