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Natalia Goncharova
Born Russia, active Russia and France, 1881–1962
Rayonist Garden: Park
ca. 1912–1913
Oil on canvas
140.6 x 87.3 cm
Extended loan from the Ayala and Sam Zacks Collection
Accession number: L-B81.056

Goncharova, together with her husband, the painter Mikhail Larinov, pioneered the Russian Rayonist movement. Using bold colors, they focused on the ways that rays of light reflect off different objects. In Rayonist Garden: Park, the presence of a rainbow underscores this interest in light. The Russian word for “river” appears prominently in Cyrillic characters, punctuating the artist’s vision of a park, along with the landscape elements of sky, water, and foliage.


From the Israel Museum publications:
Kamien-Kazhdan, Adina (ed.), Modernism in Dialogue: 20th-Century Painting and Sculpture in the Israel Museum, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 2010

Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: Ms. Joan Lessing, New York and Jerusalem


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