Tag: alexander rodchenko

  • A Salute to the Masters: Stairs (A Tribute to Alexander Rodchenko)

    written by sirio174 on 2014-03-17 in #lifestyle
    A Salute to the Masters: Stairs (A Tribute to Alexander Rodchenko)

    This article is a tribute to the great Russian photographer, sculptor, graphic designer, and painter Alexander Rodchenko. He was a pioneer in the search for unusual perspectives, with extreme view from above or from below, and with an innovative use of the diagonals and tilted views in his dynamic compositions. For this article, I was inspired by his most famous photo, a woman climbing a staircase, taken in 1930, which is reminiscent of the famous Odessa stair of the film "Battleship Potemkin" by Sergei Eisenstein.

  • Russian Constructivist Graphic Design: In Service of the Revolution

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2013-06-19 in #lifestyle
    Russian Constructivist Graphic Design: In Service of the Revolution

    An art and architecture movement sparked by the Russian Revolution of 1917, Constructivism was spear-headed and encouraged by the Russian avant-garde as a marriage of beauty and practicality. This concept was strongly manifested in the graphic design of the times, and prevailed until the 1940s.

  • Alexander Rodchenko: A Duty to Experiment

    written by webo29 on 2011-07-11 in #news
    Alexander Rodchenko: A Duty to Experiment

    Instead of being an illustration of reality, for Rodchenko, photography was a means to represent intellectual constructs visually. This, in turn, made the artist himself an artist-engineer.

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