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[AC] Mead Art Museum at Amherst College; [HC] Hampshire College Art Gallery;
[HD] Historic Deerfield; [MH] Mount Holyoke College Art Museum; [MH SK] The Joseph Allen Skinner Museum at Mount Holyoke College; [SC] Smith College Museum of Art; [UM] University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMASS Amherst

 


Maker(s):Akhtyrko, Anastasiia Ivanovna (Anna)
Culture:Russian (1902-1967)
Title:Samovar
Date Made:1919
Type:Drawing
Materials:Brush and brown ink and wash over blue crayon on light paper
Measurements:Sheet: 12 7/8 x 8 11/16 in.; 32.7 x 22.1 cm; Image: 9 7/8 x 7 3/4 in.; 25.1 x 19.7 cm
Accession Number:  AC 2001.30
Credit Line:Gift of Thomas P. Whitney (Class of 1937)
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Label Text:
Akhtyrko created this drawing while studying at the First State Free Art Studio (SVOMAS) in Moscow. Her teacher, Nikolai Pavlovich Ul’ianov, practiced a slightly geometricized figurative style characterized by strong contrasts. Akhtyrko appears to adapt this style in her rendering of a samovar.

The artist continued to study at VKhUTEMAS under Aleksandr Rodchenko and Nikolai Favorskii. She was a promising avant-garde artist, yet in the 1940s the Soviet art establishment accused her of Formalism—a judgment made of most artists pursuing even the slightest deviation from positivist realism—and for the rest of her life she designed safety posters for the state.
BJ, 2014

Tags:
samovars; tea; signatures; pots

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