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Ilya Ivanovich Mashkov (Russian 1881 - 1944) Still Life. Oil on Panel. Signed lower left. Sight Size: 13.5 x 17 inches. In 1900, Ilya Ivanovich Mashkov attended the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture under Konstantin Korovin and Valentin Serov but was expelled for his artistic free thinking. During his studies he traveled through Western Europe, Turkey and Egypt. Mashkov was one of the leading members of the artists' group 'Jack of Diamonds' (Bubnovyj valet), one of the most significant exhibition societies of the early Russian avant-garde. His works reflected the artistic innovations of Paul Cezanne and Henri Matisse, but Mashkov eventually developed his own painting style, drawing on folk art and avant-garde expressionism. In his favorite genre - the still life - the artist managed to achieve a colorful expressiveness, condensing forms, dramatizing color contrasts and exaggerating textures. In addition, Mashkov created powerful nude paintings and drawings that display his talent to represent the human body, as well as landscapes and portraits.
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