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Aleksandra Ekster

(1884—1949)

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Aleksandr Tairov

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre.

(1885–1950)

Russian/Soviet director. After a period as an actor, Tairov's first important post was at Mardzhanov's Free Theatre in 1913, where he directed his future wife Koonen in...

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Boris Aronson

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(b. Kiev, 15 Oct. 1900; d. Nyack, NY, 16 Nov. 1980)

Artist and stage designer. Having studied with Ekster in Russia, Aronson left for Berlin and then the United States. ...

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constructivism

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A movement that originated in Russia c.1914, it dominated art there after the 1917 Revolution and spread to the West in the 1920s. It was characterized by its abstraction and its use of...

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Innokenty Annensky

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(1856–1909)

Russian poet, dramatist, and critic. A leading figure among the Russian symbolists, he composed modern versions of Greek drama based on Euripidean models, the most...

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Lyubov Popova

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(b nr. Ivanovskoye, Moscow province, 24 Apr. 1889; d Moscow, 25 May 1924).

Russian painter and designer. She was one of the leading figures of Russian avant-garde art in its ...

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Pavel Tchelitchew

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(1898–1957).

Painter and stage designer. Laced with metaphysics and mysticism, his refined, complex, and sometimes extravagant figurative paintings hover at the edge of surrealism....

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