Sunday, August 24, 2014
Posted by Aubrey Levinthal
Alexander Deineka (1899-1969) was a Russian painter with quite an oeuvre of work; some quite nice, others downright bizarre. Some feel a bit too rooted in political subject matter, like they can't overcome their social message and simply read as good paintings years later. Which is why I especially enjoy his watercolors and gouaches, mostly made in the 1930s, which seem much more spontaneous in subject, composition and make -- and as a result feel quite timeless.