Natalia Goncharova review – revolutionary visions from a lost Russia – The Guardian

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Natalia Goncharova review – revolutionary visions from a lost Russia The Guardian

The Russia painted by Natalia Goncharova died long before she did. Goncharova passed away in Paris in 1962, at the age of 81, by which time the gaudy, vibrant popular culture of the peasant society that fascinated her was long gone, deliberately destroyed decades earlier by the forced “collectivisation” of agriculture by the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. Peasant woman, costume design for ballet/opera Le Coq d’Or, 1937. Photograph: Natalia Goncharova/© ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2019 That lost culture hits you straight away in Tate Modern’s entrancing resurrection of Goncharova’s g…

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