Works

Alexander Bogomazov

1880-1930

Rolling the Logs, 1928-1929

Watercolour on paper
25 x 30 cm

Study for the left-hand panel of the triptych Sawyers

PROVENANCE

Artist’s Family, Kiev

Vladimir Vitruk, Lvov

EXHIBITED

Bogomazov: Master of Cubo-Futurism – Central House of Artists, Moscow, March 2014 (p.27, ill.)

Time, Forward! – TEFAF, Maastricht, March 2015 (p.51, ill.)

Alexander Bogomazov – TEFAF, Maastricht, 11–20 March 2016 (p.97, ill.)

Literature

Bogomazov: Master of Cubo-Futurism – Central House of Artists, Moscow, March 2014 (p.27, ill.)

Time, Forward! – TEFAF, Maastricht, March 2015 (p.51, ill.)

Alexander Bogomazov 1880–1930 TEFAF, Maastricht, March 2016, (p.82, p.97, ill.)

 

ABOUT

In the final years of his life, Alexander Bogomazov worked on a cycle of pictures with the same subject: Sawyers. Just one of them is familiar to the public today: Sharpening the Saws, a highlight of the National Museum of Ukrainian Art, Kiev. The second painting in the cycle, paint-loss, is kept in storage and visible only to specialists. Bogomazov died before he could compositional sketches survive, revealing how the work evolved. One of these, now in the James Butterwick Collection, is of great importance as the only known colour sketch. It gives us a detailed idea of the work’s intended palette, and of what the painting – and the triptych as a whole – was meant to look like.

OTHER AVAILABLE WORKS BY THIS ARTIST

Back of the Legs
Wanda Monastyrska in front of a New Year Tree
Wanda in Profile
Portrait of the artist’s brother-in-law, Sergei Rudich
Feet
Hands
Hands Gripping a Saw
Sawyer from behind
Dacha, Boyarka
Study for Sawyers