"Dimitri Merinoff (1896-1971) Odalisque In The Atrium 1930"Dimitri Merinoff (1896-1971) Odalisque in the atrium, around 1930, gouache, 40x52cm. Workshop stamp on the back.
Heir to the Russian avant-garde of the 1910s, Dimitri Mérinoff, like Larionov and Kontchalovski, was marked by popular primitivism. Settled in Paris around 1920, Mérinoff explores new themes; he discovers Matisse, following a classical tradition, he then introduces into his works a strange dream atmosphere close to the Metaphysical paintings of Giorgio de Chirico. He exhibited in Paris from 1925, then opened an Academy on rue Blomet in Montparnasse in following Marie Vassilieff. He then frequented the Montparnasse in the 1930s, became friends with Soutine. In 1928-1929, like De Chirico and in the same spirit, he created projects for Diaghilev's Ballets Russes. From 1947, Dimitri Mérinoff continued his career in the United States, evolving towards more abstract works, mixing collages and matter. Exhibition in 1980 at MOMA in New York, works 1950-1970. His works from the Parisian years are rare on the market