The Russian Avant-garde: Siberia and the East
'The artistic exploration of Russia by Russians is a fascinating subject. It produced some fantastic works of art, especially sculptures' - The Economist
This companion book to an exhibition at Palazzo Strozzi is devoted to the complex relationship between Russian avant-garde art and the East - be it the Russian East or the Far East. Featuring paintings, costume designs, posters, sculpture and some ritual objects from the Russian hinterland, the book traces how Russian modernist artists looked to the exoticism of the Orient in order to access a crucial alternative to Western rationality.
This handsome volume features work by figures such as Leon Bakst, Alexandre Benois, Pavel Filonov, Natalia Goncharova, Wassily Kandinsky, Mikhail Larionov, and Kazimir Malevich and shines a light on their artistic exploration of Russia.
- Authors: John Bowlt and Nicoletta Misler
- Hardcover: 320 pages
- Date published: July 2014
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-8857219165
- Product Dimensions: 26.3 x 24.2 x 2.7 cm