Mikhail Larionov


An exceptional labor of love, this is the definitive monograph on the Russian avant-garde painter Mikhail Larionov


ISBN: 9785895802250 Category:


This comprehensive volume appraises the life and work of Mikhail Larionov (1881-1964), avant-garde Russian painter and lifelong partner Natalia Goncharova. It covers his painting, drawing and works for the theatre as well as his under-recognised work as a curator of several key exhibitions of the modernist era. His work as typical of its time is characterised by a great deal of experimentation – his pictogram-like image and text combinations are even more radical than those of his time as the founder of Rayonism.

On over 300 pages and illustrated throughout, over 300 major works are shown, many of them from the collections of the Parisian Centre Pompidou and the Moscow Tretyakov Gallery. One section of the catalogue is dedicated to Larionov’s personal collection, reproducing photographs pertaining to the Ballet Russes, Russian and Asian luboks and the personal library of the artists, as well as other documents. These are published together with a chronology highlighting key events from Larionov’s life-exhibitions, performances, his work on various publications and his meetings with other artists.

Additional information

Weight 2202 g
Dimensions 28.9 x 29.6 cm
Publisher name Walther & Franz K├Ânig
Publication date 15 October 2020
Number of pages 342
Format Hardback
Contributors Edited by Irina Lazebnikove, Ludmila Pravoverova, and Maria Suslova
Dimensions 28.9 x 29.6 cm
Weight 2202 g
Mikhail Fyodorovich Larionov was an avant-garde Russian painter. Larionov was also the lifelong partner of fellow Russian avant-garde artist Natalia Goncharova. He was a founding member of the Jack of Diamonds (1909-1911), Moscow's first radical independent exhibiting group, the more radical Donkey's Tail (1912-1913), and with Goncharova he invented Rayonism (1912-1914). He was also a member of the German-based art movement known as Der Blaue Reiter. Born in Russia, he and Goncharova moved to Paris and lived there until his death.