Gontcharova borrowed the mundane theme of drunkards from folk engravings.
Wishing to return to a primitive style of art free of all academism, Natalia Gontcharova drew inspiration from the imagery of the loubki, prints comparable to the popular imagery that often illustrated Russian tales. The ternary rhythm applied to the houses, trees and dancers confirms this primitivism. This process imbues the scene with a joyful rhythm that is underscored by the vivid palette and the decorative elegance of the foliage.
Huile sur toile
119 x 98 cm
Donation de Etat soviétique, 1988
|Inventory no.||AM 1988-886|