Graduation Year


Document Type

Campus Only Senior Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts


Art History

Reader 1

Daniel Hackbarth

Reader 2

Larissa Rudova


Natalia Goncharova is a central figure in the origins of the Russian avant-garde, yet she remains critically underrepresented in scholarship due to the plurality of her art practices and her exemplification of the theory of vesechestvo, or “everythingism.” While scholars have fought to recenter Goncharova, this project has yet to be fully imagined in the sphere of Goncharova’s works on paper. This thesis analyzes two of Goncharova’s pivotal artist books, A Game in Hell (1912) and Mystical Images of War: Fourteen Lithographs (1914) in order to similarly recenter the book arts in the ongoing scholarly project to reclaim Goncharova and vesechestvo.

This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.