Sunday, December 09, 2007

Advent: Towards the Birth of Christ

Natalia Goncharova [June 4, 1881 - October 17, 1962]
The Birth of Christ.1910.
Watercolor on paper, 23.9x29.8 cm.
Private collection, Moscow

Goncharova was a prominent Russian avant-garde artist (Cubo-Futurism), painter and costume designer.

Her great-aunt was Natalia Pushkina, wife of the poet Alexander Pushkin

She was one of the main progenitors of the pre-Revolution Russian avant-garde

She moved to Paris in 1921 where she designed a number of stage sets of Sergei Diaghilev's Ballets Russes.

She became a French citizen in 1939.

In 1962 she died in Paris