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Published: 13 July 2019

By Andy Ross

The pioneer of "everythingism" - Natalia Goncharova

This Russian artist was not only famous in her own lifetime but pioneered an art movement, wore trousers at a time when women simply didn't, and approached her work through folk art. No wonder she was called an "everythingist".

Natalia Goncharova was born in 1881 and died in 1962 having created sets and costume for ballet and theatre, painted in a new style which came to be called "rayonism", and been a clothing and interior designer as well as a leader in the Russian avant-garde. Now a show in London's Tate Modern has brought together pieces never before seen in the UK in a retrospective. The show is on until September 2019 but, if you cannot get to it, here are some links to this amazing artist. 

https://www.tate.org.uk/tate-etc/issue-46-summer-2019/natalia-goncharova-modern-trailblazer-christina-lodder 

https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artists/natalia-goncharova-1186/seven-things-know-about-natalia-goncharova