Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin: A portrait of Anna Akhmatova (image from here)
Another artist who particularly caught my attention at the Royal Academy exhibition was Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin. I was looking out for his work, intrigued by this article which stated that he developed a system of using only three colours - as well as creating a line of perspective which showed the curvature of the earth.
Petrograd Madonna (image from here)
I was also interested that his first art teacher was an icon painter. And then I saw the dynamic picture below with an exact copy of my samovar, tray, bowl, knobs and all.
Samovar (image from here)