DescriptionNADEZHDA UDALTSOVA (Russian, 1886-1961)
Oil on canvas
25 x 19-1/2 inches (63.5 x 49.5 cm)
Signed and dated lower right in Cyrillic
Udaltsova made her artistic debut with the Jack of Diamonds exhibition of 1914. Having studied in various Russian studios, her formal training took place at the Académie de la Palette in Paris under the guidance of Metzinger and Fauconnier. There she learned the theories of the still-young Cubist movement directly from two of its great masters. Despite her association with several different groups and movements, Udaltsova was primarily a Cubist artist. This painting of 1915 was done the year that Udaltsova joined the Suprematist movement. Her Cubist study of guitars also incorporates the Suprematist theory of geometric form as the primary building blocks of art. Udaltsova has fractured the objects along the lines of Suprematism and deconstructed them to their most basic elements of square and circle, reducing the guitars to their most primitive state.
ДЕБЮТ УДАЛЬЦОВОЙ КАК ХУДОЖНИКА СОСТОЯЛСЯ НА ВЫСТАВКЕ ОБЪЕДИНЕНИЯ "БУБНОВЫЙ ВАЛЕТ» В 1914 ГОДУ. ПРОУЧИВШИСЬ КАКОЕ-ТО ВРЕМЯ В РАЗЛИЧНЫХ РОССИЙСКИХ МАСТЕРСКИХ, ХУДОЖНИЦА ПРОДОЛЖИЛА СВОЁ ОБРАЗОВАНИЕ В ПАРИЖСКОЙ АКАДЕМИИ «La Palette» («ПАЛИТРА») ПОД РУКОВОДСТВОМ ЖАНА МЕТЦЕНЖЕ И АНДРЕ ЛЕ ФОКОНЬЕ. ЭТИ ДВА ВЕЛИКИХ МАСТЕРА И ПОЗНАКОМИЛИ ЕЁ С ТЕОРИЕЙ ТОГДА СОВСЕМ ЕЩЁ МОЛОДОГО КУБИСТСКОГО ДВИЖЕНИЯ. НЕСМОТРЯ НА ЕЕ УЧАСТИЕ В РАЗЛИЧНЫХ ГРУППАХ И ДВИЖЕНИЯХ, УДАЛЬЦОВА, В ОСНОВНОМ, СЧИТАЕТСЯ ХУДОЖНИКОМ-КУБИСТОМ. ЭТА КАРТИНА ДАТИРОВАНА 1915 ГОДОМ, КОГДА УДАЛЬЦОВА ПРИСОЕДИНИЛИСЬ К ДВИЖЕНИЮ СУПРЕМАТИСТОВ. ЕЁ КУБИСТСКОЕ РЕШЕНИЕ ГИТАР ТАКЖЕ ВКЛЮЧАЕТ В СЕБЯ ЭЛЕМЕНТЫ СУПРЕМАТИСТСКОЙ ТЕОРИИ ГЕОМЕТРИЧЕСКИХ ФОРМ КАК ОСНОВНЫХ СТРОИТЕЛЬНЫХ ЭЛЕМЕНТОВ ПРОИЗВЕДЕНИЯ ИСКУССТВА. УДАЛЬЦОВА РАЗЛАМЫВАЕТ ПРЕДМЕТЫ ПО ЗАКОНАМ СУПРЕМАТИЗМА, А ПОТОМ РАЗБИРАЕТ ИХ НА БАЗОВЫЕ СОСТАВЛЯЮЩИЕ: КВАДРАТ И КРУГ, СВОДЯ ГИТАРЫ К ИХ САМОМУ ПРОСТЕЙШЕМУ ВИДУ.
Estimate: $70,000 - $90,000.
Canvas heavly repaired verso.
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