Goncharova, Natalie Sergeyevna

Goncharova or Gontcharova, Natalie Sergeyevna

(nətäl`yə sĕr'gəyāv`nə gənchərô`və), 1881–1962, Russian painter and designer. After studying painting in Moscow, she met Mikhail LarionovLarionov, Mikhail
, 1881–1964, Russian painter. Larionov, together with Natalie Goncharova, was the founder of Rayonism, one of the earliest movements in nonfigurative art.
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, the painter with whom she founded the Rayonist movement, which strove for a two-dimensional representation of reflected light. Her work shows the influence of Matisse, Gaugin, and Cézanne. As members of numerous art associations, Goncharova participated in many exhibitions. In 1915, she moved to Paris, where she designed sets and costumes.
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