Russian primitivism- Natalia Goncharova

I have been reading a biography about Marc Chagall by Jackie Wullschlager- which mentions Natalia Goncharova as his contemporary during the time he was studying in St Petersburg. I wasn't familiar with her work and looked it up- and was amazed by her colors and style. I really like the cubism influence of the first two paintings, and the "primitive" Gauguin influence in the last three. I love the parrots. There is something that reminds me a little of my own work- also I have ancestors from Belarus. 



Cats- Natalia Goncharova


Yellow and Green Forest- Natalia Goncharova


Gardening- Natalia Goncharova


Natalia Goncharova- Parrots


Natalia Goncharova- Between East and West