Red furniture, Robert Rafailovich Falk, 1920
- Posted by Robert Rafailovich Falk
- Museum: Tretyakov Gallery
- Year: 1920
Overview of the painting :
Red furniture – Robert Rafailovich Falk. 1920. Oil on canvas. 105×123
R. R. Falk (1886-1958) was a painter, draftsman, theater artist, member of associations such as the World of Art, Jack of Diamonds, later OMX and AHRR. The canvas of this artist is characterized by a perfectly conveyed form volume. In some works, the master brought a sharp deformation, which allowed him to emphasize the internal tension in the picture.
This can be noted in the canvas “Red Furniture”: despite the fact that there are no characters in it, the shifts in forms and the expression of color are so saturated with emotions that the viewer involuntarily gives rise to a feeling of anxiety premonition. The impression is also enhanced by the temperamental, even “excited” manner of writing, emphasizing the tension of the rhythm formed by objects located in the room and falling from them by shadows. Chairs with high backs and a sofa are “clouded” in red cases. They hide the true forms of furniture and give it obscure outlines.