Alexander Davidovich Drevin, Gazelles

This painting, like Outskirts, was painted by Drevin during his classical period, and is part of his Altai cycle. Colour and space merge in his painting into a single, sticky and doughy substance. He presents us with an impressive creative force of almost palpable colours. The painterly approach combines light, colour and space. It stretches out into the depths, becomes dense and forms a kind of non-figurative spatial whirlwind in which our gaze becomes lost. The delicate silhouettes of gazelles running give us the impression of fleeting visions.
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State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

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