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Thursday, July 20, 2017

MAMM shows and tells what helped Mayakovsky Rodchenko

Generator Russian avant-garde Alexander Rodchenko died 60 years ago, but his experiments ahead of at least a century. Why tells and shows the Multimedia Art Museum.

For the first time on the same site together of Rodchenko’s work, reflecting all stages of the development of his work. Here are the photos and photo montages which you see, Nikolai Aseev, Lilya Brik, Mayakovsky. Mr Putin devoted almost half of the exhibition: in addition to the friendship they shared things. Rodchenko illustrated his works, and designed book covers.

The fees spent on the photo. In his memoirs about the poet, the artist writes how once he missed 30 rubles for the purchase of a magnifier in the store, Huck at Tver, where he successfully met Vladimir. He paid for the purchase, but forgot to give the ruble. the cab. Bulky enlarger — almost 20 kilos — had to drag on foot, resting on the window sills of the shops.

photo: Ksenia Korobeinikova

Mayakovsky’s many and various: the poet in an embrace with her beloved dog Scoticum, reciting poems, thoughtfully Smoking, strictly evaluates new editions. On the cover flaunts Brick folds a hand the mouthpiece to her mouth and shouts “Books!” (the inscription is made by the famous font Rodchenko) or bulges the eyes, apparently enticing the reader. “Muse of Russian avant-garde” caught “Watering can” Rodchenko, is truly mesmerizing. All the contrast, perspective, light, form.

Captured camera angles that are impossible in a drawing or painting. How did he do it — explains in the diary itself Rodchenko: “the pictures were simple and complex at the same time, so they were surprised and impressed… worth fighting for photos as art”. Felt, as he fought off bravely, with a love for people.

photo: Ksenia Korobeinikova

And criticized him at that time, forbade, calling a clerk. The wizard is not broken, continued to implement in the photo and the ideology of constructivism. “Rodchenko method”, which includes invented the diagonal composition and RecordNow a photo (“Portrait of mother”, “pioneer trumpeter”), mercilessly replicated. Anything good from this, as a rule, do not go out: not to repeat the formal techniques, we still have a romantic beginning.

Rodchenko have it laid in childhood, carried out behind the scenes, where my father worked. Here is a number of sketches of scenery and costumes for the play “KLOP” on the play by Mayakovsky, Eisenstein and Vertov… heaviest internal romance of the artist is manifested in his writings, especially in letters to the fairy tales that he wrote his future wife Varvara Stepanova.

photo: Ksenia Korobeinikova

In General Rodchenko wrote a lot, looking at the lives and artistic practice. In the history of Russian photos of the first half of the twentieth century, He the one who left evidence of artistic reflection. Often repeated the call: “We must experiment.” The theory is not restricted, as evidenced by the cardboard triangle Newsstand and other architectural fantasies for the city of the future.

Creating them, Rodchenko wanted to art took to the streets. The main objective considered is to transform the present into the future, and he did it.

The General partner of the program “History of Russia in photographs” — OJSC “NOVATEK”.


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