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Vera Mikhailovna Ermolaeva
SUPREMATIST STUDY WITH BLUE SEMICIRCLE
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Vera Mikhailovna Ermolaeva
SUPREMATIST STUDY WITH BLUE SEMICIRCLE
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Details & Cataloguing

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Vera Mikhailovna Ermolaeva
1893-1938
SUPREMATIST STUDY WITH BLUE SEMICIRCLE
gouache and ink on paper
15 by 13.5cm, 6 by 5 1/4 in.; 13.5 by 15cm, 5 1/4 by 6in.
Executed in the early 1920s
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Provenance

Maria Borisovna Kazanskaya (1914-1942), from 1935
Alex Rabinovich, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Catalogue Note

The reverses bear illustrations for the 1923 publication Kak zveri stali lyud'mi.

Suprematist Study with Blue Semicircle once formed a single piece but has since been split in two. In this work Vera Ermolaeva shows how good she was as a colourist and the expressive juxtaposition of black and deep blue is particularly striking. Geometric elements make for a lapidary composition and yet the design, which most likely had a particular utilitarian purpose, nonetheless has a flamboyant and decorative air to it. 

We are grateful to Dr Alexandra Shatskikh for providing this catalogue note.

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