Liubov Popova

The Pianist

1915
Popova’s artistic practice was formed by her extensive travels through Russia and Europe. Here the influence of Cubism and Futurism create a dynamic fragmentation of the human figure. This accomplished construction of intersecting curved and rectilinear planes reflects her interest in form and movement and her affinity for the work of her contemporary, Vladimir Tatlin. Further drama is created by the interplay of black-and-white tones and the texturally rich surface that includes sand and the illusion of wood.
Title
The Pianist
Date
1915
Medium
Painting
Materials
oil on canvas
Dimensions
106.5 x 88.7 cm
Nationality
Russian
Credit line
Purchased 1966
Accession number
14930