Sympony Number 1
Vladmimir Baranoff-Rossiné’s talent encompassed painting and sculpture, music and design. Georges Annenkoff wrote about the artist: “Throughout his whole creative path he would invariably appear (chronologically and logically) in the first ranks of the most various avant-garde movements. He was a companion and comrade-in-arms in the hard battles stirring the artistic world”.
Marc Chagall, Alexander Arkhipenko, Ossip Zadkine, David Sterenberg, Chaim Soutine and other emigrant artists from Russia (who later constituted the cream of Ecole de Paris) worked at La Ruche workshop together with Vladimir Baranoff. In 1912-14 Baranoff-Rossiné got acquainted with the editorial staff of the Soir de Paris magazine, where the artists of the Russian colony met Pablo Picasso and Guillaume Apollinaire. The artist’s talent evolved from postimpressionism via fauvism and cubism to orphism and abstractionism.