Constructivism and the Art of Everyday Life
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Comment From the earliest straight-line paintings of 1917 and 1918 through to Rodchenko's article 'The Line' of 1921, lines alone summarised the ambitions of Constructivism for efficiency, simplicity and functionality - and for energy, direction and speed, all metaphors of a new art and a new attitude to three-dimensional form in the real environment.We shall look carefully at the 'laboratory' attitudes of Rodchenko and Popova in their efforts to transcend painting, but with the resources of painting and the graphic process. The subsequent career of the line in modern art will be mentioned briefly: from 'drawing in space' to the rise of complex curvature in the more recent past. Brandon Taylor is Professor Emeritus of History of Art at Southampton University, and Senior Research Fellow in Modern Art at Solent University, Southampton. His books include Art and Literature Under the Bolsheviks (2 Vols, 1991 and 1992), Art of the Soviet: Painting, Sculpture and Architecture in a One Party State (with M. Cullerne Bown, 1993), Art for the Nation: Exhibitions and the London Public (1999), Collage: The Making of Modern Art (2004), and Art Today (2005).
Description From the earliest straight-line paintings of 1917 and 1918 through to Rodchenko's article 'The Line' of 1921, lines alone summarised the ambitions of Constructivism for efficiency, simplicity and functionality - and for energy, direction and speed, all metaphors of a new art and a new attitude to three-dimensional form in the real environment.We shall look carefully at the 'laboratory' attitudes of Rodchenko and Popova in their efforts to transcend painting, but with the resources of painting and the graphic process. The subsequent career of the line in modern art will be mentioned briefly: from 'drawing in space' to the rise of complex curvature in the more recent past. Brandon Taylor is Professor Emeritus of History of Art at Southampton University, and Senior Research Fellow in Modern Art at Solent University, Southampton. His books include Art and Literature Under the Bolsheviks (2 Vols, 1991 and 1992), Art of the Soviet: Painting, Sculpture and Architecture in a One Party State (with M. Cullerne Bown, 1993), Art for the Nation: Exhibitions and the London Public (1999), Collage: The Making of Modern Art (2004), and Art Today (2005).
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