Born in Ukraine, Baranov-Rossiné initially trained in Odessa before spending four years at the State Petersburg Academy. His studies led to his participation in two major avant-garde exhibitions, Zveno (The Link) in Kiev and Venok (The Wreath) in St. Petersburg. In 1910 he emigrated to Paris, drawn to the city's innovative artistic community and supportive environment. Cubism was beginning to replace Fauvism as the most influential style of the period, and artists such as Braque, Léger and Picasso were gaining the respect of their peers. Baranoff-Rossiné was heavily influenced by the Cubists' abstracted planes as well as Robert and Sonia Delaunay's simultanéisme color theories. His canvases depict dynamic color transformations in layered geometric shapes and planes, forming a kaleidoscope of color and rhythm that evoke a sense of kinetic frenzy. Many of his canvases from the early 1900s centered on feminine, Venus de Milo-esque figures; this series later culminated in his stunning portrayals of the creation and apocalypse, in which his women take on the role of Eve.
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