Thursday, September 29, 2022

'Laughter' by Filipp Maliavin

Filipp Maliavin (1869-1940) started out as an icon painter in the Orthodox monastery, but he enrolled in the Academy in the 1890s.

Filipp Maliavin Konstantin Somov
Maliavin's graduation piece "Laughter"(1898) received a strong negative reaction from critics because of its bold, abstract use of color and its raw emotionalism. 

"His work was too different, too bright, and it had no plot - it did not fit the contemporary art scene at the time." (Source)

1 comment:

CerverGirl said...

I appreciate your posts, through desktop and your blog app.
The "Laughter" painting would rarely be seen if it weren't for your posting--at least from my perspective.
It is a work purely from within the artist--it is so directly capturing an emotion, and the composition with the windmills is fantastic.