Palazzo Strozzi celebrates Natalia Goncharova, a leading female artist of the 20th century, in a major retrospective. The exhibition will explore her unconventional life and career, presenting her rich and multifaceted artistic output with masterpieces from major international collections by celebrated artists including Gauguin, Matisse, Picasso, Balla and Boccioni.
Taking visitors on a journey from the Russian countryside to Moscow and Paris, two of the most important cities to Natalia, the exhibition features 130 artworks and gives an account of the unorthodox life of a woman who lived for her art and successfully forged her own unique fusion of tradition and innovation, of East and West, making her own work a unique example of experimentation with artistic genres and styles ranging from New-Primitivism to Rayonisme, painting and graphic art to her work for the theatre.
The exhibition is promoted and organised by Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi and Tate Modern, London, in collaboration with Ateneum Art Museum, Helsinki. With the support of Comune di Firenze, Regione Toscana, Camera di Commercio di Firenze. With the contribution by Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze.
Natalia Goncharova, Self-Portrait with Yellow Lilies, 1907–8, Moscow, Tretyakov State Gallery © Natalia Goncharova, by SIAE 2019