Smirnoff Boris (1903 - 2007)
Born in 1903 in Russia, Smirnoff Boris remains till today one of the premier league of Painters who based their art style and love of art appreciation on the Russian Avant-Guardism tendencies. Though Boris migrated to France in his early days, he retained the dream of the Russia of his memories. Even after several years and dreams turned to delusions, Smirnoff Boris retains the style he was influenced by, that of Avant-Guardism.
A look at the Russian Avant-Guard revolution in art throws up the names of several art movements and styles that developed during that period of early 19 th century, Fauvism, Futurism, Cubism being some of them. Though influenced much in his painting tendencies by the master Pavel Filonov and his Analytical Art, we see eminent traces of Cubism and abstract art in the paintings of Smirnoff Boris.
Cubism follows the tendencies of presenting the art work in cubical shapes or sizes that have a dimension even within the art work itself. Initiated by Pablo Picasso, this kind of art work found many takers in this age when everyone wanted to do something different. While Picasso was unique in bringing about sometimes the bizarre and at other times the normal to his art work, Boris follows a method to the entire presentation.
A look at his work and their themes specially also signify a sense of the abstract that has been finely etched within the paintings. Abstract art, harbored on the presentation ... Read More