Michel LarionovRayonist Drawing c.1911-2

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Artist
Michel Larionov (1881‑1964)
Title
Rayonist Drawing
Date c.1911-2
MediumCharcoal on paper
Dimensionssupport: 241 x 159 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Eugène Rubin 1971
Reference
T01325
Not on display

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Michel Larionov 1881-1964

T01325 Rayonist Drawingc.1911-12

Inscribed 'HAUT' and 'BAS' at top and bottom of verso
Charcoal on paper, 9 1/2 x 6 1/4 (24 x 15.8)
Presented by Eugène Rubin 1971
Prov:Eugène Rubin, Paris (acquired from the artist c.1962)
Exh:Gontcharova - Larionov, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, September-November 1963 (125) as 'Rayonnisme' c.1910

Larionov told the donor that this drawing was done about 1910 and that it was one of his first experiments with the 'looch', which in Russian means 'a ray', and which became a sort of handwriting in his and Gontcharova's abstract work. However he tended consistently in his later years to pre-date his works of this period and a dating as early as 1910 seems impossible… (read more)

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