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The Russian Avant-Garde and its National Roots – Русский Авангард и его Национальные Истоки

£80.00

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Historical significance

Frontispiece with exhibition sticker (smaller black square)

Frontispiece with exhibition sticker (smaller black square)

111 Pages

Published 2009

Very difficult to find

Russian language

Soft covers

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21 cm x 28 cm | Free worldwide delivery (unframed). If you want to buy this framed please contact us.

The RUSSIAN AVANT-GARDE and its NATIONAL ROOTS

Introduction page

Introduction page

 

 

….was the title of an exhibition held at the Ekaterinburg Museum of Fine Art in 2009.

To my mind it was one of the finest exhibitions of the Russian avant-garde held anywhere.  The reason for this is the very successful choice of the theme – to identify and demonstrate the deeply ‘Russian’ origins of the Avant-Garde.

It allows deep and enlightening consideration of not only Russian, but all art.

Everything comes from something else – it must be understood within the context of its creation, as well as for its intrinsic value.

The Catalogue

This is the catalogue of that exhibition.  It is beautifully printed (the colours are particularly vivid)  and thoroughly researched.  There are photographs or illustrations on every one of its 111 pages.  It takes the reader through the Russian Avant-Garde from 1910 into the 1920s and then traces a path back into the varied world of Russian devotional, fine and applied arts to identify its sources.

We offer below a number of scans from the book.   They are not all well-aligned, since I did not wish to break the spine of the book by pressing it down too hard.

Scroll down for the last (and large) picture of the back cover – it has the contents list.

El Lissitzky

El Lissitzky

Popova / Rodchenko

Popova / Rodchenko

Bekhteev / Goloshchapov

Bekhteev / Goloshchapov

Malevich

Malevich

The national roots of the Avant-Garde

The national roots of the Avant-Garde

Iconography

Iconography

Religious imagery

Religious imagery

Lubok

Lubok

Cartoons

Cartoons

Russian painted distaffs

Russian painted distaffs

Painted Trays

Painted Trays

Back Cover and Contents

Back Cover and Contents

 

 

 

 

Additional Information

Dimensions 21 x 28 cm