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The Weaver

GONCHAROVA, Natalia (1881 - 1962)

[image: The Weaver]

Date: 1910

Media: oil on canvas

Size: 154. 4 x 99.8 cm

Acquired: 1975; Purchase

Accession Number: NMW A 2056

The daughter of an architect, Goncharova studied art at Moscow, where she met her lifetime companion, the painter Mikhail Larionov. In 1911 Goncharova made her first designs for Diaghilev's Russian ballet and in 1917 she settled permanently in Paris. This vibrant Futurist composition of 1912-13 depicts a woman in a headscarf leaning over an industrial loom, illuminated by an electric light.

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Peter Maskrey on 1 May 2012, 10:13

Perhaps my favourite painting of the collection which I would view regulary before the recent renovations. I hope that the work will be brought back on display soon.

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