Goncharova and her partner Mikhail Larinov together developed neo-primitivism. This was a style of painting that combined Western modernism with traditional Russian folk art forms.
Winter, Gathering Firewood
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Original: Oil paint on canvas 133.5 × 104.5 cm State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
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.