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Still Life with Cigarettes. 1920s

Kabischer-Yakerson Elena,
Oil on canvas
37,5 х 47,5

State Russian Museum

Пост. в 2003, дар А. Н. Либермана, племянника художницы, Санкт-Петербург


The meticulously painted still life contains characteristics of natural primitivism, as evidenced by the heightened attention to detail. In addition, as explained by Lyubov Vakar ("Toward a Problem of Primitivism in the Work of Yehuda Pen and Marc Chagall." Shagalovskiy Sbornik. Vitebsk, 1996, 64 75), the tendency towards the primitivisation of visual language was a feature of Yehuda Pen's school and the Vitebsk school as a whole, fitting into the general post-revolutionary trend and an era of new artistic thinking.

Author's Biography

Kabischer-Yakerson Elena

Kabishcher-Yakerson, Elena Arkadyevna (1903, Vitebsk — 1990, Moscow)

The painter, Elena Kabishcher-Yakerson studied at Yehuda Pen’s school of drawing and painting in Vitebsk and at Vitebsk School (1919–1920). She took part in exhibitions of Pen’s students in Vitebsk, before moving to Moscow in 1922, where she lived with her husband, the sculptor David Yakerson. She gave up painting in later years.

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