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Art Appreciation

Street in Moscow

 

 

Title: Street in Moscow

Artist:Natalia Gontcharova

Work Date:1909

Materials: Oil on canvas

Style:Cubism

Region: Russian

Size:h25.6 x w31.1 inch (h65 x w79 cm),

Collection: Private

 

 

Appreciation

 

 

In a tranquil street, a woman dressed in elegant black walks out of the picture. Behind her a coachman calmly waits in his carriage.

 

 

Apart from the woman’s sad steps, there is no movement in this scene, which is a crystallization of a moment in time.

 

 

All the forms have been reduced to simple, flat shapes – the squares and rectangles of the street and buildings, the circles of the wheels, and the shape of the woman’s hat reflected in that of the cart.

 

 

The forms have been painted in muted tones, adding to the atmosphere of sadness. An air of forlorn hope blows through the painting.

 

 

Gontcharova was profoundly interested in the popular folk art of Russia, and her own work for a time exuded a primitive quality that came from this interest.

 

 

About the Artist

 

 

Natalia Goncharova was born in Russia in 1881. She was a Russian avant-garde artist, painter, costume designer, writer, illustrator, and set designer.

 

 

Her great-aunt was Natalia Pushkina, wife of the poet Alexander Pushkin.

 

 

Gontcharova was profoundly interested in the popular folk art of Russia, and her own work for a time exuded a primitive quality that came from this interest.

 

 

In 1915 she settled in Paris. In 1962 she died in Paris

 

 

欣賞

 

 

在莫斯科一條寧靜的街上,一位女子身着優雅的黑色衣裙正在走出畫面,從她的姿態,神情,看得出她的悲傷。她身後的馬車夫平靜的等着他的顧客。畫面定格在女子單調而落寞的邁步走着的這一刻。

 

 

幾何形狀的表現,是典型的立體畫派風格。畫中平面的,正方和長方形的街道,建築物。圓形的車輪,還有女子的帽子。

 

 

畫面塗抹着濃厚的色彩,一種帶點原始的紅綠色調。襯托單調,冷清和悲哀的氣氛,形成逆反效果,靜止的空氣象徵著希望的渺茫。

 

 

關於藝術家

 

 

娜塔莉亞崗察洛娃1881年出生在俄羅斯。是先鋒派畫家,服裝設計師,作家,插畫家。是20世紀最重要的藝術家之一。

 

 

她的姑母是娜塔莉亞普希金娜,是著名俄羅斯詩人亞歷山大普希金的妻子。普希金就是為了她與人決鬥而喪生。

 

 

畫家崗查洛娃對俄羅斯民間藝術有極大的興趣,從而發展了一種新的繪畫風格。

 

 

她1915年定居巴黎,於1962年在巴黎去世。

 

 

畫名:《在莫斯科的街上》

畫家:娜塔莉亞 崗查洛娃。

風格:立體主義,

材料:油畫,畫布

日期:1909年

地區:俄羅斯

尺寸:25.6 x 31.1 inch (65 x 79 cm)

收藏:私人收藏

 

Words by Terrie Dai