For a brief moment, Soviet Russia looked like Camelot, and artists like Marc Chagall, Kazimir Malevich, and El Lissitzky banded together to paint the way toward that utopian future with the People’s Art School in modern-day Belarus.
MOSCOW — There’s no hopelessness in Pavel Pepperstein’s work, no abandonment; there’s only laughter: the final laughter of those who have very little to protect them from the world.
Over the years, many an artistic masterpiece has been discovered hiding beneath layers of paint on reused canvases.
In the game Lissitzky’s Revenge, you are the tiny red triangle against the mighty white circle depicted in El Lissitzky’s 1919 Suprematist poster “Beat the Whites with the Red Wedge.”
LONDON — The Tate Modern’s Malevich: Revolutionary of Russian Art exhibition explores the career of Kazimir Malevich, presenting a complete image of the painter, sculptor, teacher, and revolutionary member of the early Soviet avant-garde, whose trajectory as an innovative artist mirrored the tumultuous decades surrounding the Soviet revolution.