Russian Art

Burliuk, D. D. Futurist Poet V. V. Kamensky, Portrait. 1917

Portrait of the Futurist Poet V. V. Kamensky. This painting of the Futurist poet Vasily Kamensky displays both the characteristics of Neoprimitivism in the icon-like simplicity of its composition, and of Futurism in the rays of color which suggest dynamism and movement. One of the artist's best known works, it is inscribed in Russian: "King of Poets, song champion, Futurist Vasily Vasilievich Kamensky. 1917. Russian Republic." (00425)
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