Larionov, Mikhail

Russia, (1881-1964)

  • Mikhail Larionov - Twilight
  • Twilight

  • (1902), oil on canvas
  • 31.5 x 38.5 in. (80 x 97.8 cm.)
  • A.K.Larionova-Tomilina Collection, Paris

  • Mikhail Larionov - Pigs
  • Pigs

  • (1906), oil on canvas
  • 27 x 33.7 in. (68.5 x 85.5 cm.)
  • National Museum of Modern Art, Paris
  • Editor’s Note:

    It was pig images such as the one above, from Larionov’s Provincial Life Series that inspired poet Spike Hawkins to write his ‘Four (previously Three) Pig Poems’ in the 1960s.

  • Mikhail Larionov - Horses
  • Horses

  • (1908), oil on canvas
  • 28 x 38.2 in. (71 x 97 cm.)
  • Russian Museum, St. Petersburg

  • Mikhail Larionov - A Gypsy Woman in Tiraspol
  • A Gypsy Woman in Tiraspol

  • (1908), oil on canvas
  • 37.4 x 31.9 in. (95 x 81 cm.)
  • Private Collection

  • Mikhail Larionov - Le cochon bleu
  • Le cochon bleu

  • [Blue Pig]
  • (1909-1910), oil on canvas
  • 25.8 x 29.7 in. (65.5 x 75.5 cm.)
  • National Museum of Modern Art, Paris

About the Artist

Mikhail Larionov, Russia, (1881-1964). Mikhail Fiodorovich Larionov was in the forefront of the tremendous revolution in Russian painting that took place during the first three decades of the 20th Century. Along with Natalia Goncharova and others of the Constructivist avant-garde, he contributed to the remaking of the Russian art society coincident with the Bolshevik Revolution.

In 1912, after many successes in Impressionist and Post-Impressionist techniques, Larionov initiated two very important movements: Rayonism (Rayism) and Neo-primitivism. Larionov spent his later life living in Paris and designing for ballets and theater productions.

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A random image of a pig, hog, boar or swine from the collection at Porkopolis.