24 June 2010

Alexander Rodchenko - Russian Modernism

Alexander Rodchenko (1891-1956) was one of the most influential artists who emerged from the explosion of Russian modernism which took place between 1915 and 1923. Initially working as a painter, he stipped bare the canvas and worked with ruler and compass to devise minimalist pictures which he described as 'subjectless'. But then given the opportunities presented by the early years of the revolution, he went on to become a designer in furniture and fabrics, ceramics, posters, typography, stage and film design, exhibition display, and radical innovations in photography. He was a central figure in the movement of Russian constructivism, a radical activist, a theorist, teacher, and a pioneer of photo-montage... more >>

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