Dance by Alexander Rodchenko

Oil on canvas
The Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, Russia

After attending a lecture by Russian Futurists, Rodchenko abandoned Art Nouveau and began to fragment his forms to create dynamic compositions. Perhaps his most Futuristic painting, Dance has similarities with the Italian Futurists Boccioni and Severini.

Alexander Rodchenko
Suprematism, Constructivism, Modern Photography, Photomontage
Born: 5 December 1891, St. Petersburg, Russia
Nationality: Russian
Died: 3 December 1956, Moscow, Russia

Rodchenko is considered one of the most important avant-garde artists to put his work in the service of political revolution. His career can be viewed as a model of the clash between modern art and radical politics. Emerging as a conventional painter, his experiences with the Russian Futurists propelled him to become influential in the founding member of the Constructivist movement. With his commitment to the Russian Revolution, Rodchenko abandoned painting and fine art entirely, instead putting his talents and skills in the service of industry and the state. He returned to painting later in his career when the increasingly repressive policies targeted against modern artists in Russia

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