MacDougall's Russian Art Auctions 1-2 Dec 2010

1 December 2010

Artist Index / Full Catalogue

Fireworks on Victory Day

* 22. BOBYSHOV, MIKHAIL 1885-1964

Fireworks on Victory Day signed and dated 1961, further titled and inscribed in Cyrillic on the reverse

Gouache and tempera on paper, 64 by 88 cm
7,000-9,000 GBP

Bobyshov was primarily working for the theatre, what can be sensed in his cityscapes, distinguished by a certain “stage-set” rendering of space and quantities of decorative detail. Since the War, when the artist had been evacuated to Central Asia, urban landscapes occupied a prominent place in his work. But his eye-catching manner, elaborated over many years, underwent a change in the 1940s and 1950s: this could be designated a new period for this artist. Yet, as before, his work remained uncommonly stylish and recognisable, and has always been highly rated by critics and collectors.

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