Monday, July 29, 2013

Modern Print Monday: Varvara Stepanova

Varvara Stepanova
1924
Moscow

Varvara Stepanova
1894-1958


Stepanova, born in Lithuania, was associated with the Soviet Constructionists. In the decade after the Russian Revolution, political theory demanded functional textiles and modernism demanded basic geometric elements and limited colors.


Here's an essay at the Tate Museum site about the First State Textile Factory and her associate there, Liubov Popova.

Artist David Mabb has been combining some Russian Constructivist prints with William Morris prints, obtaining strange results.

1 comment:

  1. I'm SO enjoying these posts! Very inspiring. Thanks!

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