“Portrait of Nathalija Gontcharova and Mihajl Larionov,” Aleksei Alekseevich Morgunov, 1913
Nathalija Gontcharova and Mihajl Larionov were two avant-garde Russian artists who first met at the Moscow School of Painting, and went on to start a group called “The Donkey’s Tail.” This group was made up of Russian artists who protested the conservatism of the late 19th and early 20th century Russian art. They were heavily influenced by the cubo-futurism movement. These two particular artists from this group formed a strong union and remained together, living in Paris, until Nathalija’s death in 1962.
Painting on display at The Art Institute of Chicago