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"Peasants Dancing" (1911)
The talented Natalia Goncharova captures the atmosphere of the Russian peasant milieu beautifully in her "Peasants Dancing" (1911). Even more than Larionov, Goncharova was heavily indebted to the techniques of Russian icon painting, from which she borrowed the heavy drapery covering her figures, their stylized facial expressions, as well as their monumentality. This work is said to have had an important influence on Malevich's primitivist work (#14).

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