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Pavel Nikolaevich Filonov (Russian: Павел Николаевич Филонов; (January 8, 1883December 3, 1941) was a Russian painter, art theorist and a poet. Selfortrait of Pavel Filonov. ... Selfortrait of Pavel Filonov. ... January 8 is the 8th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1883 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... December 3 is the 337th (in leap years the 338th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the movie, see 1941 (film) 1941 (MCMXLI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ...

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Biography

Filonov was born in Moscow on January 8, 1883 (Gregorian calendar) or December 27, 1882 (Julian calendar). He moved to Saint Petersburg in 1897 where he took art lessons. In 1908 he entered St. Petersburg Academy of Arts, and was expelled in 1910. Moscow (Russian: Москва́, Moskva, IPA: listen â–¶(?)) is the capital of Russia, located on the river Moskva. ... January 8 is the 8th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1883 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... The Gregorian calendar is the calendar that is used nearly everywhere in the world. ... December 27 is the 361st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1882 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... The Julian calendar was introduced in 46 BC by Julius Caesar and took force in 45 BC (709 ab urbe condita). ... Saint Petersburg (Russian: Санкт-Петербу́рг, English transliteration: Sankt-Peterburg), colloquially known as Питер (transliterated Piter), formerly known as Leningrad (Ленингра́д, 1924–1991) and Petrograd (Петрогра́д, 1914–1924), is a city located in Northwestern Russia on the delta of the river Neva at the east end of the Gulf of Finland... 1897 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Dmitry Levitzky, Architect Alexander Kokorinov, Director and First Rector of the Academy of Arts, 1769 The Imperial Academy of Arts, informally known as St Petersburg Academy of Arts, was opened by Count Ivan Shuvalov under the name of Academy of Three Noblest Arts in 1757. ...


In 1910 through 1914 he took part in the arts group Soyuz Molodezhi created by artists E. Guro and M. Matyushin. In 1912 he wrote the article The Canon and The Law in which he formulated the principles of analytical realism or "anti-Cubism". According to Filonov, Cubism represents objects using elements of their surface geometry but "analytical realists" should represent objects using elements of their inner soul. He was faithful to these principles for the remainder of his life. 1910 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1914 (MCMXIV) is a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1912 was a leap year starting on Monday. ... Universal Flowering (Mirovoi rastsvet) is the name given by Pavel Filonov to his system of analytical art. ... Woman with a guitar by Georges Braque, 1913 Cubist house in Prague Cubism was an avant-garde art movement that revolutionized European painting and sculpture in the early 20th century. ...

Holy Family 1914
Holy Family 1914

During the years 1913 to 1915 Filonov was close to Mayakovsky, Khlebnikov and other Futurists. In the autumn of 1916 he enlisted for service in World War I and served on the Romanian front. Filonov participated actively in the October Revolution and served as the Chairman of the Revolutionary War Committee of Dunay region. Image File history File links Pavel_Filonov_HolyFamily. ... Image File history File links Pavel_Filonov_HolyFamily. ... 1913 (MCMXIII) is a common year starting on Wednesday. ... 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Portrait of Vladimir Mayakovsky Vladimir Vladimirovich Mayakovsky (Влади́мир Влади́мирович Маяко́вский) (July 7 (O.S.) = July 19 (N.S.), 1893 - April 14, 1930) was among the foremost representatives for the poetic futurism of early 20th century Tsarist Russia and the Soviet Union. ... Velimir Khlebnikov (Russian: Велимир Хлебников; first name also spelled Velemir; last name also spelled Chlebnikov, Hlebnikov, Xlebnikov), pseudonym of Viktor Vladimirovich Khlebnikov (born October 28, 1885, died June 28, 1922), was a central part of the Russian Futurist movement but whose work and influence stretches far beyond it. ... Futurism may refer to: Future studies, the philosophical or academic study of the medium to long-term future also known as futurology. ... 1916 (MCMXVI) is a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January-February January 1 -The first successful blood transfusion using blood that had been stored and cooled. ... World War I was primarily a European conflict with many facets: immense human sacrifice, stalemate trench warfare, and the use of new, devastating weapons - tanks, aircraft, machine guns, and poison gas World War I, also known as the First World War, the Great War, the War of the Nations and... The October Revolution, also known as the Bolshevik Revolution, was the second phase of the Russian Revolution of 1917, the first having been instigated by the events around the February Revolution. ...


In 1919 he exhibited in the First Free Exhibit of Artists of All Trends exhibition at the Hermitage. In 1923 he became a professor of St. Petersburg Academy of Arts and a member of the Institute for Artistic Culture (INKhUK). He organized a large arts school of Masters of Analitical Realism (over 70 artists). Their work influenced Suprematism and Expressionism. 1919 (MCMXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... A hermitage is the retreat of a hermit. ... 1923 (MCMXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Dmitry Levitzky, Architect Alexander Kokorinov, Director and First Rector of the Academy of Arts, 1769 The Imperial Academy of Arts, informally known as St Petersburg Academy of Arts, was opened by Count Ivan Shuvalov under the name of Academy of Three Noblest Arts in 1757. ... Black Circle (Malevich, 1913) Suprematism means, in Kasimir Malevichs own words, supremacy of forms. It is almost a study in abstract forms conceived in itself – non-objective and not related to anything except geometric shapes and colours. ... On White II by Wassily Kandinsky, 1923. ...


In 1929, a large retrospective exhibition of Filonov art was a planned at the Russian Museum, however the Soviet government forbade the exhibition from going forward. From 1932 onward, he literally starved but still refused to sell his works to private collectors. He wanted to give all his works to Russian Museum as a gift so as to start a Museum of Analytical Realism. He died of starvation on December 3, 1941 during the Siege of Leningrad. 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Russian Museum - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... 1932 (MCMXXXII) is a leap year starting on a Friday. ... Russian Museum - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... December 3 is the 337th (in leap years the 338th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the movie, see 1941 (film) 1941 (MCMXLI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Barrage airships in front of St. ...


Method

Under the umbrella of Universal Flowering, Filonov put forth a manner of working that proceeded from the particular to the general. He believed that objects and fields should be built up from small details and bits and stated that doing it the other-way-round was nothing short of "charlatanism". To this end, he worked, and required his students to work, with very small brushes in painting and the finest of points when drawing. Universal Flowering (Mirovoi rastsvet) is the name given by Pavel Filonov to his system of analytical art. ...


Legacy

Portrait of E.N. Glebova (the Artist's Sister). 1915. Oil on canvas. 117x152.5 cm. The Russian Museum.
Portrait of E.N. Glebova (the Artist's Sister). 1915. Oil on canvas. 117x152.5 cm. The Russian Museum.

Most of Filonov's works were saved by his sister Evdokiya Nikolaevna Glebova. She stored the paintings in the Russian Museum's archives and eventually donated them as a gift. Exhibitions of Filonov's work were forbidden. In 1967 an exhibition of Filonov's works in Novosibirsk was permitted. In 1988 his work was allowed in Russian Museum. In 1989 and 1990, the first international exhibition of Filonov's work was held in Paris. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (521x682, 64 KB)Portrait of Evdokia Glebova http://www. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (521x682, 64 KB)Portrait of Evdokia Glebova http://www. ... 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Russian Museum - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... Russian Museum - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Russian Museum - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Temptations album, see 1990 (Temptations album) MCMXC redirects here; for the Enigma album, see MCMXC a. ... The Eiffel Tower has become a symbol of Paris throughout the world. ...


During the period of half-legal status of Filonov's works it was seemingly easy to steal them, however there was a legend that Filonov's ghost protected his art and anybody trying to steal his paintings or to smuggle them abroad would soon die, become paralyzed, etc.


Selected works

  • Heads - 1910 (Filonov considered the painting as his first real work.
  • A Man and a Woman (Adam and Eve) - 1912-1913
  • The Banquet of Kings - 1913
  • A Peasant Family (The Holy Family) - 1914
  • The Formula of Contemporary Pedagogy of IZO - 1923
  • Horses. - 1924-1925
  • Two Heads. Rabbles 1925
  • Animals - 1930
  • Countenances (Faces on an Icon) - 1940

External links

  • A Russian site devoted to Filonov
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Pavel Filonov - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (566 words)
Pavel Nikolaevich Filonov (Russian: Павел Николаевич Филонов; (January 8, 1883 – December 3, 1941) was a Russian painter, art theorist and a poet.
Filonov was born in Moscow on January 8, 1883 (Gregorian calendar) or December 27, 1882 (Julian calendar).
Filonov participated actively in the October Revolution and served as the Chairman of the Revolutionary War Committee of Dunay region.
Pavel Filonov. Biography. - Olga's Gallery (1293 words)
Pavel Nikolaevich Filonov was born on January 8, 1883 in Moscow, the sixth child of a cabman.
Filonov’s talent as a public speaker and his deep knowledge of the art history of different cultures helped him spread his theory; his lectures were very popular and attracted many people.
Pavel Nikolaevich Filonov was one of few defining artists of the XX century and rightfully belongs among such artists as Picasso, Kandinsky, Dali, Klee and others, as a reformer of world art.
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