Name: High Waters
|Painter: Grigory Musatov|
Art stream: Russian avant-garde
Technik of original: Canvas, oil
Technik of replication: Paper simulating a canvas
Dimensions of original: 56 x 65 cm
Dimensions of replication: 14,5 x 15,5 cm
Price: 10 EUR
ID: RCD00006 (EAN: 4600383000060)
|Grigory Musatov was born in Russia. His father, Alexei Musatov, was painter of
icons. Grigori Musatov graduated from the Academy of Art in Moscow and in Kiev
(1907-1913) and in 1920 , when Russia was in the throes of civil war, he left Russia
and settled in Czechoslovakia.
Thus his art, as he himself, was torn from the native land and was created in exile.
Initially he pained in the style of the Russian avant-garde. The filigree treatment of
brownish hues complements the sweeping strokes of the brush revealing a tradition
in icon-painting. His evolution proceeded through surrealism to impressionism.
And during the war it was predominantly lyrical treatment of nature and contemplation
of the world’s problems. His paintings are very interesting, distinctive
and tragic. In his last years his painting changed to much richer hues, the brush
strokes are overlapping, the tinges of pearl and green coloring form figures and
countryside vanishing in mist.
His paintings are represented in private collections as well as in the collections
of many national galleries: Germany, the Netherlands, France, USA, Czech
Republic,….. Among his best known works are: “The Hussar, Stenka Razin, The
Flood, Signal, The Road to Kolkhoz, At the theater, Family Portrait, The Hobo,
|One of the first paintings of the “Photographic period”. It is a retrospect of a petty-
bourgeois routine and a collection of characteristic types. The artist here con-
firms his right for a vacancy left by Henri Rousseau. An exhausted dream moves
airy colors and turns them into music nocturnes over the Volga high waters.