Konstantin somov biography books
The scenery around them is cold and inhospitable. The year saw his jubilee personal exhibition in the Tretyakov Gallery. The young woman stands, deep in thought, with a book in her hand, against a decorative landscape.
While still at grammar-school, Somov had been friendly with Alexander Benois, V. He was keen on portraiture, rejoiced in elegant lines and was sensitive to the beauty of nature. Their figures are quite still. The scenery around them is cold and inhospitable.
A strong wind is bending the branches and foliage of the trees and one feels that the next blast will carry the whole lot off into the distance. The picture gives rise to a feeling of alarm and plaintiveness.
Konstantin Somov Girl Under the Sun. Konstantin Somov Portrait of M. Konstantin Somov Still Life. Konstantin Somov Alexander Pushkin at Work.
Constantin Somov Biography
Konstantin Somov Spring Landscape. Konstantin Somov Old and New Year.
In the Golik and Vilborg publishing house St. Petersburg published The Book of the Marchioness Le livre de la Marquisethe most famous and unabridged edition with erotic illustrations by Konstantin Somov.
Portfolio Konstantin Somov. The complete works. (246: Charcoal, Crayon, Gouache, Ink, Lithography, Oil, Oil On Canvas, Pastel, Pencil, Watercolour)
The artist did not only create all the elements of the book design, but also selected appropriate texts in French. There is a rare version of this edition, the so-called Big Book of the Marchioness supplemented with even more frivolous illustrations.
The year saw his jubilee personal exhibition in the Tretyakov Gallery. His 38 works took part in an exhibition in New York in January, He never returned to Russia.
Inthe new subjects appeared in his works: Such works, full of intimite poetry, elegant and refined, were far from the ideals of realistic art. The artist preferred to work with watercolors, but sometimes used mixed techniques — combined watercolor with goache, whitewash and bronze.
In autumn of he left Academy and went to Paris, where his friends, Benois, Lanceray, Bakst, Ober, Ostroumova had already left for. In after return to St. Petersburg, the friends founded World of Art Mir Iskusstva society, with their own magazine.
Sergei Diaghilev made much for founding of the society. The World of Art exhibitions attracted talented young artists of St.