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Unformatted text preview: Larionov and Goncharova left Russia for Switzerland in June 1915. In 1916, they accompanied Diaghilev to Spain and Italy. Spain left an everlasting impression on Goncharova. She was especially moved by the bearing of Spanish women in their mantillas . From that moment on, Espagnoles became her favorite subject. In 1919, Larionov and Goncharova settled permanently in Paris; they were granted French citizenship in 1938. During the Paris period, Goncharova became famous for her theatrical designs. In the 1920s, she developed her own style for her series Espagnoles and for many paintings with bathers. Following Diaghilev's death in 1929, Goncharova's creative powers declined only to be briefly revitalized by the public rediscovery of Rayonism in 1948. After Larionov's stroke in 1950, Goncharova's health also started to decline, and although the couple married in 1955, their last years were spent in poverty....
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