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Spring. Seasons (New primitive), M.F. Larionov, 1912

Spring. Seasons (New primitive), M.F. Larionov, 1912

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The leader of the movement of Russian avant-garde artists of the late 1900 - early 1910s, M. Larionov (1881-1964) attached great importance to sincere, naive and at first glance frivolous children's creativity, since it always comes directly from the depths of the child’s consciousness. Imitating a naive children's drawing, the artist strove to create works as sincere and direct. Looking at the world through the eyes of a child, Larionov painted a series of paintings, “The Seasons,” where each season personifies an uncomplicated image of a female figure, and next comes an explanation written deliberately sloppy. However, the embodiment of the plan was not childishly deep.

Spring surrounded by awkward winged angels, spring bird brings her a twig with open buds; near the right fenced with a vertical strip, that same tree grows, which can be interpreted as the biblical Tree of Knowledge. On the right side of the lower “register” of the picture are male and female profiles facing the Tree of Knowledge on both sides - the images of the primitive Adam and Eve, apparently experiencing the awakening of tender feelings, similar to how nature itself awakens, and, perhaps, already tasted the Forbidden fruit. In the same space, at the very bottom, one more biblical plot is guessed - “Expulsion from Paradise”. In the left margin of the same lower “register” follows a naive description of spring, as if made by a child: “Spring is clear, beautiful. With bright colors, with white clouds ”, in which, however, one feels a certain craftiness of the artist. It is no coincidence that in the subtitle of the title we read “The New Primitive” and mentally end “... on an eternal topic”.

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