'Laughter' by Filipp Maliavin
Filipp Maliavin (1869-1940) started out as an icon painter in the Orthodox monastery, but he enrolled in the Academy in the 1890s.
Filipp Maliavin Konstantin Somov
Maliavin's graduation piece "Laughter"(1898) received a strong negative reaction from critics because of its bold, abstract use of color and its raw emotionalism.
"His work was too different, too bright, and it had no plot - it did not fit the contemporary art scene at the time." (Source)