From the end of the 1950s, Lydia Masterkova developed her own artistic style, creating works in the manner of Abstract Expressionism. One of the first members of the Moscow underground, she began to work with “pure abstraction,” becoming a member of the Lianozovo Circle. Every Lianozovo artist, whether it was Oskar Rabin, Yevgeny Kropivnitsky or Vladimir Nemukhin (the husband of Lydia Masterkova) developed his own variant of modernism. Lydia Masterkova’s style was extremely personal and lyrical, but at the same time not devoid of mysticism. At the end of the 1960s and beginning of the 1970s, she took a further step toward creating works of a predominately clear-cut structural origin. This was a time when the artist’s creative maturity coincided with her theoretical maturity. She worked with cycles and with series. Among her best known and important works are “Planets” (1976), “Triptych” and the numerous works entitled “Composition,” which the artist often dedicated to some specific individual. Masterkova emigrated to France in 1975.