The artist is Burliuk

In the fall of 1920, David Burliuk, together with his friend, artist Viktor Palmov left Russia and went to Japan at the invitation of the correspondent of the Tokyo Nichinichi newspaper, who decided to arrange an exhibition of Russian avant -garde. The personality of the “father of Russian futurism”, in his opinion, was supposed to warm up the public interest in the living in Japan in a futuristic movement.

For two years that Burliuk spent in the “Land of the Rising Sun”, he created about 300 picturesque and graphic works. The artist got used to Japan gradually. From superficial, tourist interest and even some irritation about the unusualness of everything that was happening around it has switched to enthusiastic immersion in nature, the country’s culture.

“Who are they? What are the feelings and what tension, and what shades can nest in these bodies and habits so peculiar to the European … ”, asked Burliuk, watching the Japanese, and gazed intently at a different type of appearance and unusual plastic figures. He tried to comprehend certain, long -term rules of behavior and the way of life of people of different professions. Studies local art and, as a result of everything, creates incredibly interesting canvases.

In the picture “On Rice Fields”, Japanese peasants seem to perform an ancient ritual dance. The smooth rhythm of the inclined spin harmoniously fits into the hills line in the background and does not violate the overall equilibrium. Strict and exquisite color scheme, built on a combination of golden yellow, blue and green tones, permeates the entire picture space, enhancing the interconnection of figures with the environment. Burliuk creates an idyllic image of the world, the main spiritual principle of which, in accordance with the Japanese religion of Shinto, is a person’s life in harmony with nature.

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