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Alexander Rodchenko




 


 

Alexander Rodchenko

 

(b St Petersburg, 23 Nov 1891; d Moscow, 3 Dec 1956).

Russian painter, sculptor, designer and photographer. He was a central exponent of Russian Constructivism, owing much to the pre-Revolutionary work of Malevich and Tatlin, and he was closely involved in the cultural debates and experiments that followed the Revolution of 1917. In 1921 he denounced, on ideological grounds, easel painting and fine art, and he became an exponent of Productivism (CONSTRUCTIVISM) in many fields, including poster design, furniture, photography and film. He resumed painting in his later years. His work was characterized by the systematic way in which from 1916 he sought to reject the conventional roles of self-expression, personal handling of the medium and tasteful or aesthetic predilections. His early nihilism and condemnation of the concept of art make it problematic even to refer to Rodchenko as an artist: in this respect his development was comparable to that of Dada, although it also had roots in the anarchic activities of Russian Futurist groups.

 

 

Rodchenko and Stepanova
1920


 

Pro eto


 

Poster for Trekhgornoe Beer
1923


 

Maquette for an advertisement for cookies from the
 Krasnyi Oktiabr' (Red October) factory.
Text by Vladimir Mayakovsky.
1923


 

Advertising poster for the state airline Dobrolet
1923


 

Poster for the film "The Sixth Part of the World"
(Shestaia chast'mira)
by Dziga Vertov
1926


 

Design for the Lenin Corner of the USSR Workers' Club
(Rabochii klub SSSR) at the
Exposition
Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et
Industriels Modernes,
Paris
1925


 
Front and back covers of the magazine Novyi Lef (New Left), no. 9
1928



 

Variant of a Drawing for a Newsstand


 

Advertisement for Lux Cigarettes
1923


 

Osip Brik. Unpublished illustration for
the cover of the magazine
Lef
1924

Zhurnalist, no. 3
1930
 


 

Maquette for an illustration for About This (Pro eto),
a poem by Vladimir Mayakovsky
1923



 

Untitled
1920


 

Non-Objective Painting: Black on Black
1918

Non-Objective Painting
1919


 

Oval Hanging Construction Number 12
1920


 

Two Circles


 


 

Red and Yellow
1910
 

Composition
 

 

Composicion

Composicion


 

Composicion


 

Street
1929

Street



 
 

Gathering for a Demonstration

Gathering for a Demonstration
1928



 

 Stairway
1930


 

 Belomorkanal Work in the rhythm of orchestra
1933


 

Untitled photograph of a guard and prisoners during the building of the
White Sea-Baltic Sea Canal
1933


 

Ships in the Lock
1933


 

A Part of Moscow
1927


 


Varvara Stepanova


 


Varvara Stepanova
1925

Varvara Stepanova
1928


 

Varvara Stepanova
1936


 

Mayakovsky
1924


 

Mayakovsky
1924


 

Vladimir Mayakovsky
1924

Vladimir Mayakovsky
1924


 

Actress Julia Solntseva, Producer Alexander Dovzhenko, and Futurist-poet Alexei Kruchenykh
1930


 

Pioneer
1928


 

Pioneer with a Trumpet


 

Pioneer Girl (Pionerka)
1930


 

Portrait of the artist's mother
1924


 

At the Telephone
1928


 

Lily Brik
1924


 

The Writer Elsa Triolet (Sister of Lily Brik)
1924

Yevgenia Zhemchuzhnaya
1924
 


 

The Painter Alexander Shevchenko

Film-maker Esther Schub


 

An Oath
1935


 

Professor Boris Schvetsov

Artist Liubov Popova
 


 

Writer Sergei Tretyakov
1928

Actor Vitaly Zhemchuzhny
1924
 


 

Girl with Leica
1934

Field Flowers
1937



 

Horse Race


 

"Dynamo" Sports Club
1935


 

Athletes
1934


 

Athletes
1936

Male Pyramid
1936



 

Gymnastics


 

Guard, Shukov Tower

Fire Escape
 


 

Pine Trees

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