Blue Rayonism, 1913. Mikhail Larionov - was an avant-garde Russian painter & founding member of Jack of Diamonds (1909–1911) and the more radical Donkey's Tail (1912–1913). In 1913 he created Rayonism, which was the first creation of near-abstract art in Russia. He had a one-man show at the Omega Workshops. In 1915 he left Russia and worked with the ballet owner Sergei Diaghilev in Paris on the productions of the Ballets Russes.