"He was one of the most unclassifiable artists of the first years of the 20th century. Obviously his work has a lot of surrealism, but his very personal use of color and forms link him to Russian expressionism and the cubism he discovered in France, the country that would adopt him He is one of the fathers of modernism, his works are framed in a range of modern styles, especially surrealism and cubism. "
"Art is the relentless effort to compete with the beauty of flowers ... without ever succeeding."
French painter of Russian origin, born in a small Russian village in 1887. His artistic concerns led him to Paris, where he reached artistic maturity. His work fluctuates between reality and fantasy, between the symbols of Russian popular folklore and the subconscious. Childhood is the source from which he drinks and his work is tinged with melancholy and memories of his childhood, when he was really happy.