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Goncharova, Natalia; Larionov, Michael and Ivan (illustrators)
Group of Four Russian Avant-Garde Postcards
[Moscow]: Izd. A. Kruchenykh, 1912. Original lithographic postcards. Good condition. Postcards of Russian Futurists published by Alexey Kruchenykh in 1912. Dimensions: Approx. 9 x 14 cm. One of the key representatives of futurism in Russia was, without a doubt, Alexey Kruchenykh (1886-1968). He was the most radical poet of the Silver Age, the founder of the literary language Zaum* and a man of fanatical adherence to futurism. He gathered and rallied around him artists such as Natalia Goncharova*, Michael and Ivan Larionov*, Olga Rozanova* (his wife), and Vladimir Tatlin*. Together with these artists, Kruchenykh released the first lithographed books, which led to the popularity of the Russian avant-garde all over the world. However, even before the first lithographed books in 1912, Kruchenykh published, with his own money, an amazing series of postcards. The postcards were designed by the futurist artists in the lithographic technique. He invited to this project the following well-known artists of the day: Goncharova, the Larionov brothers, Tatlin, Aleksandr Shevchenko, and Nikolai Rogovin. The lithographic technique was chosen deliberately because the lithographic pencil gave absolute freedom to the artists, who did not want to repeat their works, rather make different variations of them. The authors of these postcards created their paintings in the primitive style, changing their composition significantly. The artists released thirty-five postcards in this series. Fourteen cards were created by M. Larionov, eleven by Goncharova, three by Tatlin, three by I. Lar … [Click Below for Full Description]
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