Chagall to Malevich: The Russian Avant-Gardes
A handsome book of Russian avant-garde masterpieces
The art of the Russian avant-garde numbers among the most diverse and radical chapters of modernism. At no other point in the history of art did artistic schools and artists’ associations emerge at such a breathtaking pace than between 1910 and 1920. Every group was its own programme, every programme its own call to battle - against the past as well as against competing iterations of the present.
This exhibition catalogue which accompanies an exhibition at Vienna's Albertina, explores the diverse range of art from that era. With 130 masterpieces by Mikhail Larionov, Natalia Goncharova, Kazimir Malevich, Wassily Kandinsky, and Marc Chagall, the book illustrates their fundamentally different styles and their dynamic development from primitivism to cubo-futurism and on to suprematism.
- Author: Klaus Albrecht Schroder, Director, The Albertina, Vienna
- Hardcover: 320 pages
- Date published: June 2016
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-3777425771
- Product Dimensions: 31.5 x 25.5 x 2.9 cm