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By Andrei Nakov

Translated by way of Jacques Gourgue and Shobha Raghuram

Russian paintings took on an unparalleled power presently prior to the revolution of
1917. Stirred through Cubism and stricken by the turning out to be social unrest, artists
such as Mikhail Larionov, Vladimir Tatlin, and Kasimir Malevich expressed
both anger and effort in mobiles, sculptures, and work that represented
a radical departure from past Russian art.

Andrei Nakov examines the evolution of Russian avant-garde artwork. He bargains a
clear and important survey of the beginnings of Rayonism, Nonobjectivism, Supre
matism, and Constructivism; explores the contributions of Tatlin, Rodchenko,
Rozanova, Exter, Gabo, Malevich, Klioune, Lissitzky, and plenty of in their con
temporaries; and lines the explanations for the slow loss of life of Soviet avant
garde art.

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Andrei Nakov, born in 1941 in Sofia, Bulgaria, is a French-Bulgarian artwork historian engaged largely in examine on Russian non-objective artwork, Cubo-futurism, Dada and Constructivism, the place his paintings as a precursor in those components received him an authoritative recognition. He has released a number of theoretical experiences, monographs and exhibition catalogues at the Russian avant-garde, Futurism, Dada, Constructivism, modern artwork and eu summary artwork. because the e-book of his severe version of the writings of Malewicz (Malevich) via Champ Libre, Paris 1975, he has engaged in examine at the paintings of this artist and has released the four-volume Kazimir Malewicz le peintre absolu in April 2007 (Thalia Édition, Paris). a part of this work's documentation comprising raisonné of the artist's plastic paintings used to be released in 2002 (Éditions Adam Biro, Paris) less than the identify Kazimir Malewicz, Catalogue raisonné. In June 2013, Andréi Nakov Loses ethical Rights Over Alexandra Exter.

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The participants, among whom figured some of the finest creators in the avantgarde— Popova, Exter, Kliun— were authorized to show only "futurist", works. Malevich participated in this as well with pre-suprematist (cubofuturist and trans-rational) works. Apart from the angular reliefs which stylistically assured Tatlin' s domination, the most advanced works on the level of forms were provided by an unknown youth from Kazan. " This "imprecision of the hand" was overcome by the use of mechanical means, destined to guarantee an indisputable objectivity; thus the concept of a mechanical abstraction was asserted for the first time as a stylistic definition.

She knew very well the pictorial problems of the latter, as she stayed for a long while at the country home of the Delaunays at Louveciennes. Impassioned by the theatre, Exter created in Moscow, in 1916 and 1917, some decorations and costumes for the director Tairov. The colourist's exuberance, the formal rigour and the dynamic ordering of her forms were going In the play to disrupt the customary practices of the Russian theatre. Thamir the Citharoedus, she surprised the audience with her dynamic treatment of the actor's body (painted and already considered as an ensemble of basic forms in movement)— whereas, in 1917, the decorations for Oscar Wilde's Salome were most definitely suprematist, the light effects adding to the impression of a non-objective dematerialization of the geometric forms moving back and forth on the vertical.

To follow the "aspirating" is "It is impossible to create while using forms already discovered, because creation is change. Shklovski, 1919 Malevichian suprematism provoked a profound upheaval in the ranks of It accelerated the evolution of several "visual artists" who had already taken that direction, without however reaching the nonobjective state. Among them were Popova (1889-1924), Udaltsova (1886the cubo-futurists. 28 29 Collage Rozanova war" for 'The universal 1916 The latter was, from 1912 1961), Exter (1882-1949) and Khun (1873-1942).

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