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Description of the painting by Natalia Goncharova “Peacock under the bright sun”


Natalia Sergeyevna Goncharova, as you know, is a relative of Natalia Nikolaevna Goncharova - the wife of the great Russian poet Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin. A talented artist studied at the Moscow School of Art and Painting, Architecture and Sculpture.

Forming in a creative direction under the influence of Trubetskoy, Korovin, Volkhin and Larionov, whom she later married, Natalia Sergeevna participated in many popular exhibitions, such as the famous “Jack of Diamonds” or “The World of Art”.

Since 1915, Goncharova worked with her husband on the design of Parisian performances, including Diaghilev's Golden Cockerel, which was gaining rapid popularity at that time. Traveling a lot around the world, Natalia Goncharova finally declared herself as the largest Russian avant-garde artist, and also laid the foundation for the development of neo-primitivism.

The painting "Peacock under the bright sun" refers to a series of paintings with the same name "Peacocks". When writing this series, Goncharova was greatly encouraged by rayism - one of the directions of avant-garde (otherwise - regionalism).

The primitivistic language of artistic writing by Goncharova has a special charm: bright exotic birds form a certain kind of sign in the composition of the picture, which has high expressiveness. The grace of this colorful bird is shown in the proud profile. Goncharova combined in this canvas and the motives of Russian folk art, and ancient Greek painting.

Frontally turned, spread out with a lush fan, the peacock's tail attracts attention with its brightness and color saturation. The inner, subtle luminescence of the colors of the picture resembles the overflow of precious stones in the sun. The color palette is depicted in the picture, and the abstract composition itself is somewhat similar to the shape of the artist's palette. The magnificent peacock created by Natalia Goncharova symbolizes the pristine beauty of nature and the immortality of this nature.





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