Pressboard, oil, foil
51 x 38 cm (20" x 14.9")
Moses Feigin is the last Russian avant-garde artist and member of the "Jack of Diamonds" group. Listed in the Guinness Book of Records. He absorbed many styles and trends in his work - fauvism, cubism, post-impressionism, expressionism, realism.
The Matusovsky collection stands out with the works of Moses Feigin 1970-1971, where he used gold and silver foil. Few of these were created, and many of them were collected by Luba. Foil is a unique material that has a shape memory effect, i.e. it can change its shape depending on the ambient temperature. The image in the picture will transform depending on the heating of the foil or its parts, and the viewer will first see one image, and after a while - another, slightly altered one, all on the same plane. Moreover, the image can change rather gradually allowing the viewer to see a dynamic picture.
Thus, for example, in the work "Jupiter" (1971, 51x38cm, cardboard, oil, foil) bright sunlight is not only reflected from the surface of the foil, highlighting an important detail of the composition, but the form also transforms under the influence of temperature, making the image alive and mobile, as if the current of time is transmitted in it.