Goncharova’s artistic output was wide-ranging and at times controversial. She paraded the streets of Moscow displaying futurist body art and created monumental religious paintings, of which this is an example.
The Ornament. Flowers (Mother of God triptych)
Date of work
Original: Oil paint on canvas 99.5 × 103.5 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.