Nicolas Milliotti

Russian Federation (18741962 ) - Artworks
MILLIOTTI Nicolas Fete Galante

Sotheby's /Nov 20, 2002
62,853.54 - 94,280.31
321,120.41

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Milioti Nicholai Dmitrievich

 

Artworks in Arcadja
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Nicolas Milliotti - Leda And The Swan

Nicolas Milliotti - Leda And The Swan

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NIKOLAI DMITRIEVICH MILIOTI (1874-1962) - LEDA AND THE SWAN - PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION
Mis: 7 1/8 by 6 5/8 in. 18.1 by 16.8 cm
oil on panel

CATALOGUE NOTE
Leda and the Swan is a story borrowed from Greek mythology, in which Zeus disguises himself as a swan to seduce and impregnate the beautiful Leda. This story became a classical motif for Italian Renaissance artists, including da Vinci, Correggio and Michelangelo. As one of the chief members of the Blue Rose group, Milioti reinterpreted the motif in a dreamy, Symbolist style, beckoning the viewer to a world where the fantastic is indeed possible.
Nicolas Milliotti - Fête Galante

Nicolas Milliotti - Fête Galante

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signed with artist's monogram in Latin and dated 905 t.r. oil on canvas EXHIBITED Possibly exhibited Paris, Salon d'automne, 1906, No. 374 LITERATURE AND REFERENCES A. Tolstoy, Khudozhniki Russkoi Emigratsii , Moscow, 2005, ill. p 3/2 CATALOGUE NOTE Fête galante is a rare and early masterpiece by one of the most important artists of the ?Blue Rose? group. The symbolist movement in Russia had developed in the early years of the twentieth century out of a reaction to the predominance of Realism and the belief that art could become the major agent of change in Russian society. The blue rose of their logo denoted the aesthetic perfection to which these artists aspired. Nikolai Milioti?s work is firmly associated with the second wave of symbolist artists predominantly from the Moscow Academy of Arts who shared not only an aesthetic philosophy but also common themes and a similar palette. As Milioti himself explained in the first edition of Zolotoe runo , they sought ?to create a centre into all that is live would flow?. Their vision was close to that of the Nabi group, who believed easel painting no longer relevant to modern life and sought to manipulate the observable world for emotive and decorative effect. The blue rose artists drew their inspiration from the mystical imagery of Mikhail Vrubel and the soft tones of Borisov-Musatov, but in contrast to the tragic lyricism of the latter, their dream-like depictions of the subconscious brim with life. Sergei Diaghilev?s 1906 exhibition of Russian Art at the salon d?automne in Paris was seminal in bringing together this second group of symbolists artists. Nine works by Milioti were exhibited at the salon, possibly including the offered lot since a work titled Fête galante is recorded in the catalogue under number 374. Executed in the same year as Kuznetsov?s celebrated work Blue Fountain (fig 1 .) Fête galante similarly embodies in its imagery, colours and technique the totality of the symbolist vision. As with a number of his best-known works, Milioti incorporates the decorative and nostalgic vision of eighteenth century outdoor festivities which had inspired World of Art painters such as Konstantin Somov and Alexander Benois into the canon of symbolist imagery as illustrative of the dream-like world where a true artistic synthesis is created (fig.2). Every aspect of the work is designed to stimulate the senses, from the treatment of the trembling, other-worldly silhouettes, to the colourful torrent of pointillist brushstrokes covering the surface of the canvas. In his 1907 appreciation of the new trends in modern Russian art, Sergei Makovsky, heralded Milioti?s talent for successfully creating a truly multi-sensory experience. ? One emerges from Nikolai Milioti?s magical cave with vision blurred and deafened by the ringing of the play of colours [?] their effect is not superficial or physical, but psychological; in the chromatic chords there is almost always complex, acute confessions. ? Milioti admired Vrubel?s ability to paint his subjects as if they were precious stones, bewitching the viewer with their inner light. In the half-materialised world of Fête galante Milioti has brilliantly captured both these visible and invisible realities.
Nicolas Milliotti - Odalisque, Princesse De Carisme

Nicolas Milliotti - Odalisque, Princesse De Carisme

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Lot number: 330
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Nikolai Dmitrievich Milliotti (1874-1962) Odalisque, Princesse de Carisme signed in pencil 'Milliotti' (lower right) and inscribed '2 Acte'(upper right) pencil and gouache on board 14 x 9 in. (35.5 x 22.9 cm.) Special Notice Exhibited Copenhagen, Den Frie Udstillings bygning, RussiskMaleriudstilling, February 1929, n. 99b or n. 99c. Lot Notes Nikolai Milliotti was a founding member of the Blue Rosemovement, a group of second-generation Russian Symbolist artistsactive in Moscow between 1904 and 1908. The term derives from thetitle of an exhibition that they organised in 1907. Blue Roseartists believed that it was the function of art to transcendreality and communicate with the beyond. To this end the groupadopted a common symbolism and a common stylistic approach.Milliotti first came to public notice in 1906, when Diaghilevselected nine works by the artist for his Russian Art Exhibition atthe Salon d'Automne in Paris. The above costume design is a designfor "Princesse de Carisme".
Nicolas Milliotti - Fete Galante

Nicolas Milliotti - Fete Galante

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Lot number: 74
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measurements 53 by 55.5cm., 21 by 22in. description signed with artist's monogram t.r. and dated 1905 oil on canvas this lot contains 1 item(s). nikolai milioti was a founder member of the blue rose movement, one of the most important artist groups in russia in the early years of the 20th century. the term blue rose was not officially coined until 1907 for a group exhibition at the kuznetsov house in moscow. his career appears to have been remarkably short and his name is today almost exclusively associated with the blue rose group, unlike other co-members, such as pavel kuznetskov, sergei sudeikin and martiros saryan, all of whom enjoyed long careers in emigration and for whom the blue rose was a stepping stone in their development as artists. furthermore, his paintings from the period of 1900-10, the heyday of symbolism in the fine arts in russia from which the blue rose movement grew, are rare. what does remain in public collections and illustrated in contemporary journals, however, are among some of the best works of this period. they brilliantly illustrate the often complex ideas behind russian symbolist art. milioti's paintings blend the pointillism of the post-impressionists with the subject matter of borisov-musatov and konstantin somov. contemporary french art was promoted in russia in the journal, the golden fleece, which was also a mouthpiece for the ideas of the blue rose group. the work of the nabis painters, bonnard, vuillard and denis around the turn of the century, was also discussed in the journal. for them, a painting was primarily a decorative composition and they used a soft palette of pretty pastel colours - both stylistic features of blue rose art. fete galantes or elegant festive celebrations were a popular theme in 18th century french art. mainly they depict finely dressed ladies and gentlemen dancing in the open air. the world of art painters such as somov and benois drew heavily on 18th century subjects and style. this was later adopted by the blue rose painters who used decorative elements of the rococo as a starting point for a new kind of art which explored dreamlike states. milioti first came to the public notice in the west in 1906, when diaghilev selected nine works by the artist for his russian art exhibition at the salon d'automne in paris. the importance of this show can not be overstated: it brought russian art to a western audience and helped to establish diaghilev's career in the west, paving way for the ballets russes and the russian seasons. it is quite possible that the offered lot was included in this exhibition. a work titled fete galante is recorded in the exhibition catalogue as number 374; this number can be found inscribed on the reverse of the frame, which would appear to be the original.painted in 1905, it is to be considered a rare early blue rose work. in the march edition of the golden fleece of 1907 the symbolist writer sergei makovsky published an essay entitled blue rose in which he described in a typically lyrical style the works by nikolai milioti in the exhibition. he has a bold command of form [and] of the depiction of music in paint... the connection between music and art was explored in blue rose art. unlike in the art of whistler, whose nocturnes are dreamy essays in mood, the blue rose works push into a more spiritual or mystical realm.
Nicolas Milliotti - Scène Galante Dans Le Parc

Nicolas Milliotti - Scène Galante Dans Le Parc

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Lot number: 219
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