Michel Larionov Soldier on a Horse c.1911

Share this artwork

Artwork details

Artist
Michel Larionov 1881–1964
Title
Soldier on a Horse
Date c.1911
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 870 x 991 mm
frame: 1014 x 1131 x 65 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Mme Alexandra Larionov, the artist's widow 1965
Reference
T00767
Not on display

Display caption

The flattened space and distorted dimensions of the horse and its rider recall the immediacy of children’s art. Larionov is closely identified with the Russian Neo-Primitivist movement which emerged around 1909. Along with artists such as Goncharova, he developed a consciously unsophisticated style derived from folk art such as Russian lubok woodblock prints, which he is known to have collected. This work is one of a series of soldier paintings the artist made at the time of his military service.

March 2005

About this artwork