This lesson discusses the movements of Suprematism and Constructivism which were influential in Russian art and sculpture in the early twentieth century.
An idealized state of perfection.
A 20th-centry Russian art movement that is characterized by its focus on sensed feelings through expressions of pure forms, for example circles, rectangles, lines, and colors.
In the arts, the simplification of form down to its most basic elements.
An avant-garde movement (1913-1940) characterized by abstractions, geometric forms, and themes that commend machines and technology.
A technique that is used to produce a feeling of dissociation.
Image of Malevich, Suprematist Composition, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Suprematist_Composition_-_Kazimir_Malevich.jpg; Image of Malevich, White on White, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Kazimir_Malevich_-_%27Suprematist_Composition-_White_on_White%27,_oil_on_canvas,_1918,_Museum_of_Modern_Art.jpg; Image of Rodchenko, Advertisement for State Publishing House of Leningrad, Photo by Cea, Creative Commons, http://www.flickr.com/photos/centralasian/3299286859/; Image of Rodchenko, Lilya Brik, Creative Commons, http://www.flickr.com/photos/centralasian/5817906822/; Image of Naum Gabo, Stylized Flower, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Rotterdam_kunstwerk_gestileerde_bloem.jpg; Image of Model of Tatlin, Monument to the Third International (Tatlin’s Tower), Creative Commons, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Model_of_Tatlin_Tower,_Royal_Academy,_London,_27_Feb_2012.jpg