- oil on canvas. 77,5 x 59,5
Пост. в 1920 из Отдела изобразительных искусств Наркомпроса, Москва
Mikhail Larionov made a difficult journey from Impressionism to Futurism and was the founder of the Rayonism, which is one of the movements leading to abstract art. He went to France in 1915 by invitation of Sergei Diaghilev to produce the “Ballets Russes” and stayed there forever. Fond of folk art and prints, Larionov called to take lessons on art not from professors of the Academy but a sign maker. The ironical painting “Barber” (1907) from the “Provincial Cycle” was made in the neo-primitive style. This picture was painted under the impression of a provincial life and its slow rhythm and peculiar “rituals”.