|Open Door onto a Garden, 1933-34, Konstantin Somov|
Copyright, Jim LaneThe lower-right image is brilliant. I'll have to try combining a still-life with a self-portrait sometime. (The lower-left image had the date, 1928, inadvertently omitted.)
|The Rainbow, 1928, Konstantin Somov|
|Walking in Winter, 1896, Konstantin Somov|
|Lady and Harlequin (Fireworks), |
1912, Konstantin Somov
|Lady in Blue. Portrait of the Artist Yelizaveta Martynova, 1900, Konstantin Somov|
Copyright, Jim LaneSomov's portraits vary in style from Realism to Impressionism to Expression, a trait common among Russian artists during this transitional period from Academicism to various stirrings coming then to be known as "Modern Art."
Copyright, Jim LaneThe male version is at left, the large, oval, Summer Morning, from 1932, is at right.
Copyright, Jim LaneMost of Somov's nude figures were a good deal less modest or discreetly
posed than these. All are overtly erotic in nature.
|The Lovers, 1933, Konstantin Somov|
|A Greedy Monkey, 1929, Konstantin Somov|
|Book of the Marquise, Illustration 2, 1918, |
Konstantin Somov. A man's gotta do
what a man's gotta do.