Tatlin New Art for a New World

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Edited by: Museum Tinguely, Basel Graphic Design: Sibylle Ryser, Andrea Gruber Texts by: Simon Baier, Gian Casper Bott, Dimitrii Dimakov, Jürgen Harten, Nathalie Leleu, Maria Lipatova, Anna Szech, David Walsh, Roland Wetzel, Yevgraf Kipatop English 2012, 240 Pages, 208 Ills. Hardcover 1mm x 1mm
ISBN: 978-3-7757-3363-2

Influenced by Futurism, Fauvism, and Cubism, printmaker, set designer, and designer Vladimir Tatlin (1885–1953) made painting his artistic basis. Referencing Pablo Picasso’s assemblages, Tatlin developed his Counter Reliefs, three-dimensional sculptural constructions out of wood, cardboard, metal, and wire. With these, he unhinged the laws of painting, creating his own genre of art as well as a new understanding of the materials he used. His visionary, unrealized project of building a tower to propagate the ideals and aims of the Russian Revolution left its mark on generations of architects, artists, and authors. Tatlin exploded the boundaries of artistic activity and brought rhythm and motion to sculpture. This publication provides systematic insight into his oeuvre and reflects the most current research, starting with the young artist’s revolutionary élan.(German edition ISBN 978-3-7757-3362-5) Exhibition schedule: Museum Tinguely, Basel, June 6-October 14, 2012