Natalya Goncharova
Three Young Women 1920

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Natalya Goncharova 1881–1962
Three Young Women
Trois jeunes filles
Date 1920
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 1019 x 683 mm
frame: 1093 x 758 x 56 mm
Acquisition Presented by Eugène Mollo and the artist 1953
Not on display

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The apparent abstraction of this composition derives from the radically restructured forms of the three women identified in the title. Many years after its completion, the artist described it as: ‘Three half-length female figures, the play of sunlight and reflections of a sandy path (yellowish orange) and orange red etc.’ The fragmented forms that Goncharova favoured in earlier works were here resolved in a more stable synthesis that reflect her contribution to developments in post-First World War Paris.

November 2007

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