Sunday, August 24, 2014

Sunday Pick: Deineka's Works on Paper

Alexander Deineka (1899-1969) was a Russian painter with quite an oeuvre of work; some quite nice, others downright bizarre.  Some feel a bit too rooted in political subject matter, like they can't overcome their social message and simply read as good paintings years later.  Which is why I especially enjoy his watercolors and gouaches, mostly made in the 1930s, which seem much more spontaneous in subject, composition and make -- and as a result feel quite timeless.


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