Monday, May 16, 2011

Pyotr Konchalovsky - Returning from the Fair

Petr Konchalovsky (1876-1956) - Returning from the Fair (1926)
1k USSR Russia Stamp Issued 1976
State Russian Museum St Petersburg 
Petr Konchalovsky Пётр Петро́вич Кончало́вский) completed this work in the middle of his career, and it is often thought to be one his best works,  The artist was influenced by Cezanne, and he produced many avant garde works before progressing on to produce many works of socialist realism, which was more common during the late 20s and early 30s as socilaism took hold with the rise of Stalin.

He completed this wiork when he was living in Novgorod in the USSR, but he also spent a lot of time living in Paris and elsewhere in Europe.  The Petr Konchalovsky Foundation has a website dedicated to him.

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