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Alexander Maximov. Archive Entries

Alexander Maximov. Archive Entries

M A Y  15,  2013   When you come across Alexander Maximov’s diary entries for the first time, your first natural reaction is that you read some absurdity. The artist seems to have focused on trifles, on very simple mundane things. Yet whenever he described that mundaneity, he practically always rose above it, reinterpreted what he...
Alexander Maximov. Portrait of an Artist against Self-portraits

Alexander Maximov. Portrait of an Artist against Self-portraits

April 22,  2013 It took my colleagues at the Kovcheg Gallery and me some time to develop a passion for Maximov. He had contributed to some of Kovcheg’s exhibitions and attended our shows, but it would be a lie to claim that we were especially close. Unfortunately, it wasn’t until after he had died and his...
Modigliani’s Women. Jeanne Hebuterne

Modigliani’s Women. Jeanne Hebuterne

M A R C H 20,  2013   The name of Jeanne Hébuterne is inseparable from that of Amedeo Modigliani, and the surprising and sad truth is that it was her death rather than life that tied them together forever. It is common knowledge that she committed suicide the day after Modigliani’s death and was...
Beatrice Hastings about Modigliani the artist

Beatrice Hastings about Modigliani the artist

M a r c h 19,   2013   I nearly succeeded inadvertently in getting my place burned down by a flame of wrath. I was remarking carelessly that the value of works of plastic art has to be settled by the critics because, of course, artists seldom knew their good work from their bad...
Modigliani’s Women. Beatrice Hastings

Modigliani’s Women. Beatrice Hastings

M A R C H 12,  2013     Much has been written about Modigliani’s life and work. The artist’s biography has formed the groundwork of more than one film by now, to say nothing of books devoted to his life and work. Gradually, as it happens with practically every great man, Modigliani turned into...
Шевченко Александр (Николаевич). Цитаты

Шевченко Александр (Николаевич). Цитаты

8   ф е в р а л я  2013   В моей коллекции есть несколько работ  художника Саши Шевченко (не путать с другим художником Александром  Васильевичем Шевченко (1883-1948). И пока ни одной его друга Кости Сутягина. Есть также несколько совместно выпущенных и подаренных мне книжек. Тексты ребят  мне кажутся милыми и очень нравятся. В...
George Grosz (1893-1959)

George Grosz (1893-1959)

d e c e m b e r 19, 2012 George Grosz (real name Ehrenfried Groß), a German graphic artist and painter, was born in Berlin on July 26, 1893. He studied at the Royal Academy of Arts, Dresden, (1909-11) and at the Berlin College of Arts and Crafts (1911-3). In 1913 he spent nine...
The many faces of Suzy Solidor

The many faces of Suzy Solidor

n o v e m b e r 16, 2012 In the post I Wish It Was Done for the People. Notes on a Visit to Haut de Cagnes I shared my impressions of another visit to that medieval French village, whose sights and cozy streets were painted by Chaim Soutine, Felix Vallotton and many...
Very Personal Modigliani

Very Personal Modigliani

j u l y 28,  2012 Perusing the Pushkin Museum Facebook page I’ve come across the information that the great Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani was born on July 12, 1884. Let me say in passing that I find this type of educational activity by the museum welcome. I felt an urge to share my impressions of...
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