The Paintings of Pavel Tchelitchew

March 29th, 2012 | Brain, Space

Russian-born Pavel Tchelitchew (1898-1957) created most of these surrealist paintings toward the end of his distinguished career.  Tchelitchew was influenced by cubism and constructivism, but he reacted against the cones and cubes and began working in curves, a decision that led to his representational style, which used every traditional device of anatomy and perspective.

Tchelitchew was also known for his predilection for outrageous blues and pinks, calling himself the “Prince of Bad Taste.”  Maybe this is why his paintings have an 80’s feel to me — the lines look like lasers!

-RSB

[via But Does It Float]

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