Neo-primitivism

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Natalia Goncharova, Mikhail Larionov, Ivan Larionov, Ilya Zdanevich among a few others championed a modern Russian painting drawn from the folk art of Russia. They painted peasant scenes and craftsmen, laundresses and fishmongers, soldiers and lowlife. Their styles were adopted from painted metal trays, wooden spoons and bowls, toys, shop signs (piles of bread for bakeries, for example), icons, and folk prints. They painted in flat planes using very bright and festive colours, sometimes with decorative elements. 1906 – 1912. (Anthony Parton)