Michael Larionov (1881-1964), painter, designer, and decorator, led the way to the classic avant-garde. His search for a new plastic language rejected traditional 19th-century art, turning towards Naive Art, popular imagery, and stylised Russian shop-signs. His innovations did not dilute his creative drive. His activities stretched from easel-painting to book illustration, notably those of Russian Futurist poets, to theatrical design; his decorations for Diaghilev's ballets are very well-known. Yevgeni Kovtun traces the life and achievements of one of Russia's greatest painters.
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