Catherine Zoubtchenko

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What prevailed in Catherine Zoubchenko's works, was the energy of colors, the spectrum that many could qualify as Slavic, we could find in the works of Yawlenskyi, Lanskoy (it is considered that Zubchenko was his only apprentice), or even Sonia Delaynay. This spectrum was very different from the Roman or Germanic traditions. One of the main features in Russian Progressive School in the 20th century was the harmony of red, pink, blue, mauve, yellow, green, blended to perfection.

In the beginning of her artistic career, in the 60’s, in parallel with the abstraction she created the whole series of figurative paintings, still lifes and portraits. The striking prevalence of blue was a distinctive feature of Zoubchenko’s polychromatic spectrum, which dominated in all shades, from indigo to turquoise.

It should also be noted that, since the 70s, Catherine Zoubtchenko’s pictorial works owed a lot to byzantine mosaic art. In 1973-1976 she closely collaborated with Lanskoy in a whole set of mosaics in Carlo Signorini studio in Ravenne, Italy. Her artworks clearly displayed the impact of mosaic art on the organization of color parts.

Music was an essential source of aesthetic enrichment for Zoubchenko and it was not surprising that she transposed her musical emotions into pictorial forms.

Through abstraction, the art of Catherine Zoubtchenko offered us the universe of worlds, landscapes, traveling where she explained “balance and harmony” predominates.

Museums that exposed her works:

National Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

Fine Art Museum, Bordeaux, France

The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia

Fine Art Museum, Lille, France

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