Tat'Yana Yablonskaya Biography
(b smolensk, 24 feb 1917). ukrainian painter of russian birth. she studied at the kiev art institute (193541) under fyodor krichevsky (18791947), and in such pictures as bread (1949; moscow, tretyakov gal.) she treated genre motifs in the monumental tradition established by krichevsky. in the mid- to late 1960s she painted a cycle of canvases based on subjects drawn from ukrainian countryside in a style derived from national artistic traditions, as in summer (1967; moscow, tretyakov gal.). from the end of the 1960s she painted canvases embodying her reflections on human destiny and the meaning of life, for example life goes on (1971; kiev, mus. ukrain. a.) and flax (1978; moscow, tretyakov gal.). on the whole yablonskayas work is marked by an attempt to overcome socialist-realist dogma by turning to the eternal themes of human life; hence her neo-symbolism and her return to the artistic experiments of the beginning of the century and the era of art nouveau. in her works of the 1970s and 1980s impressionistic elements became more noticeable and her palette grew richer and more varied.Grove Art excerpts - Electronic ©2003, Oxford Art Online
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