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[Photomontage from "First Cavalry"], 1936-37

Vintage gelatin silver print
7 3/4 × 6 3/8 in
19.7 × 16.2 cm
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Doyle

Minor wear to extreme edges of print. Unframed..

Minor wear to extreme edges of print. Unframed..

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Verso dated and annotated ("Photomontage for the album "The First Cavalry" 1936-1937 and "A. Rodchenko and Stepanova" and "Semen [i.e. … Read more
Alexander Rodchenko
Russian, 1891–1956
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A central figure in Russian Constructivism, Alexander Rodchenko rejected the established artistic conventions of self-expression and aesthetics, dedicating himself with revolutionary fervour to bringing art to the masses. Rodchenko and the Constructivists produced radically abstract paintings, concerned with the placement and movement of objects in space and emphasizing dynamic diagonal compositions. Denouncing easel painting and fine art on ideological grounds, Rodchenko joined the Productivist group in 1921, which advocated for the integration of art into everyday life; he duly focused on graphic design, producing propaganda posters and advertisements. Later in his career Rodchenko became impressed with the photomontage of the German Dadaists and began his own experiments in the medium. Arguably having producing the first ever monochromes, Rodchenko later proclaimed, “I reduced painting to its logical conclusion and exhibited three canvases: red, blue, and yellow. I affirmed: it’s all over.”

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About the work
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Doyle

Minor wear to extreme edges of print. Unframed..

Minor wear to extreme edges of print. Unframed..

Medium
Photography
Signature
Verso dated and annotated ("Photomontage for the album "The First Cavalry" 1936-1937 and "A. Rodchenko and Stepanova" and "Semen [i.e. … Read more
Alexander Rodchenko
Russian, 1891–1956
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A central figure in Russian Constructivism, Alexander Rodchenko rejected the established artistic conventions of self-expression and aesthetics, dedicating himself with revolutionary fervour to bringing art to the masses. Rodchenko and the Constructivists produced radically abstract paintings, concerned with the placement and movement of objects in space and emphasizing dynamic diagonal compositions. Denouncing easel painting and fine art on ideological grounds, Rodchenko joined the Productivist group in 1921, which advocated for the integration of art into everyday life; he duly focused on graphic design, producing propaganda posters and advertisements. Later in his career Rodchenko became impressed with the photomontage of the German Dadaists and began his own experiments in the medium. Arguably having producing the first ever monochromes, Rodchenko later proclaimed, “I reduced painting to its logical conclusion and exhibited three canvases: red, blue, and yellow. I affirmed: it’s all over.”

[Photomontage from "First Cavalry"], 1936-37

Vintage gelatin silver print
7 3/4 × 6 3/8 in
19.7 × 16.2 cm
Bidding closed
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