Konstalbum-Olga Rozanova

Olga Rozanova F: 21 juni1886, Melenki, Vladimir Oblast, Ryssland D: 8 nov 1918, Moskva, Ryssland

Olga Rozanova

Konstnärerna Olga Rozanova, Ksenia Boguslavskaya och Kasimir Malevitj 1915

Olga Rozanova - Non Objective Composition, Suprematism ca 1916

Olga Rozanova - A Blue Fan 1915

Olga Rozanova - Abstract Painting ca 1910

Olga Rozanova - Blue on Tin

Olga Rozanova - Boulevard 1911

Olga Rozanova - Cabby

Olga Rozanova - Cacaotree

Olga Rozanova - City ca 1914

Olga Rozanova - City on Fire 1914

Olga Rozanova - Directional Lines 1916

Olga Rozanova - Disjunction of Forms 1913

Olga Rozanova - Flight of an Aeroplane 1916

Olga Rozanova - Four Aces 1915-16

Olga Rozanova - Green Stripe 1917

Olga Rozanova - Jack of Clubs 1916

Olga Rozanova - Jack of Hearts 1912-15

Olga Rozanova - King of Clubs 1912-15

Olga Rozanova - Lady- in Pink, The Artist's Sister Anna Rozanova 1911

Olga Rozanova - Metronome 1915

Olga Rozanova - Modern Movie Theatre 1915

Olga Rozanova - Non Objective Composition 1917

Olga Rozanova - Non Objective Composition, Suprematism 1916

Olga Rozanova - Non Objective Composition, Suprematism 1916

Olga Rozanova - Pub (Bar, Auction) 1914

Olga Rozanova - Queen of Diamonds 1915

Olga Rozanova - Queen of Spades 1915

Olga Rozanova - Room 1915

Olga Rozanova - Sideboard with Dishes 1915

Olga Rozanova - Simultaneous Representation of a King of Hearts and a King of Diamonds 1915

Olga Rozanova - Still Life 1913

Olga Rozanova - Still Life ca 1910

Olga Rozanova - Still Life with Peatcher and Apples 1910

Olga Rozanova - Suprematism ca 1917

Olga Rozanova - Suprematism 1916

Olga Rozanova - The Barbershop 1915

Olga Rozanova - The Composition with Train 1910

Olga Rozanova - The Portrait of a Rozanov 1912

Olga Rozanova - Universal War 1916

Olga Rozanova - Vase 1912

Olga Rozanova - Workbox 1915

Olga Rozanova - Writing Desk 1914

Olga Rozanova - Composition Cubo Futuriste ca 1915

Olga Rozanova - Composizione Futurista ca 1910-15

Olga Rozanova - In Café ca 1916

Olga Rozanova - Stilleben mit Flasch und Spielkarten

Olga Rozanova was an avant-garde Russian artist who worked in Suprematism and Cubo-Futurism. Born in a small village to the east of Moscow, she began formally studying art in 1904 at the Stroganov School of Applied Art and in the studios of several prominent Moscow painters.  She became and active member of the group known as Soyuz Molodyozhi (Union of the Youth) and became involved with the Futurist poets, including her future husband. In 1916 she joined the avant-garde group that was led by Kazimir Malevich.  

Rozanova's work spans a number of styles and aesthetics, including Primitivism and Fauvism, but her Cubist and abstractpieces stand out among her work. She did a series showing abstracted playing cards. Some of her works prefigures Abstract Expressionism by decades.  

Sadly, Rozanova died of diphtheria in 1918. Blue on Tin is a beautiful piece where weight and color are explored quite masterfully. Rozanova organizes these shapes into a geometric pattern, but infuses them with the presence of a figure or landscape. This is in part because the painting recalls many natural formations—mountains, the sun, feathers, an eye—without being a representation of any of these things.  

She lays her paint thickly, and with great texture. The blue is thick and monolithic in some places, and shaped with a wide gradient in others. The painting is a masterpiece of early abstraction and a powerful example of the intensity and beauty that Rozanova brought to her work.