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Subjects : History, Humor & Bizarre
Keywords : 20th century, 24959, Cancer, beauty, poster, sign of the zodiac, street
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La Beauté est dans la rue

Beauty (Russian: ????????a) is a painting by Russian painter Boris Koustodiev made in 1915. The painting depicts a merchant who has just woken up in the middle of a dream, half-sitting on her bed in sweet, indecisive anticipation. It is a blend of several styles, including Romanticism, the Louboks and Neoclassicism, as practised by Titian and Rubens. The heroine of Koustodiev's painting is the curvaceous Moscow Art Theatre actress Faïna Chevtchenko. This was what the painter liked about her, for whom thin women did not inspire creativity. Later, he created three more paintings based on the same model, but differing from his first composition in relatively minor details. It seems that Kustodiev regarded Beauty as a real programme and at the same time as the pinnacle of his stylistic research. The original 1915 painting is now in the collection of the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow, as is the 1921 version. The variants from 1918 and 1919 are preserved in Tula, in the Museum of Fine Arts and in a private collection in Russia. As a member of the Mir iskousstva association, Kustodiev was interested not only in images of the nobility but also in everyday life in the provinces. He is the true poet of the world of merchants. Kustensov's merchants are a kind of deity, spokesmen for popular beliefs in happiness, satiety and ease. But in many of his paintings on the theme of the world of merchants, the Russian ideal of feminine beauty takes on monumental and hyperbolic proportions, [...]


This artwork is a poster from the contemporary period. It belongs to the propaganda style.


« La Beauté est dans la rue » is kept at Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris, France.


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