Abstract expressionist composition
17″H x 19″W
Oil on canvas
Abstract expressionist composition an oil painting on canvas by Mikhail Larionov
Signed (1881-1964) (lower-left corner)
Mikhail Fyodorovich Larionov, (born June 3- 1881) Tiraspol, near Odessa Russia. (died May 11, 1964, Paris) Russian-born French painter and stage designer, a pioneer of pure abstraction in painting, most notably through his founding, with Natalya Goncharova, whom he later married, of the Rayonist movement (1910)
Larionov’s early work was influenced by Impressionism and Symbolism, but with the painting Glass (1909) he introduced a nonrepresentational style conceived as a synthesis of Cubism, Futurism, and Orphism. In the Rayonist manifesto of 1913, he asserted the principle of the reduction of form in figure and landscape compositions into rays of reflected light.