Featuring approximately 120 original prints and photomontages, this exhibition traces the development of Alexander Rodchenko's (1891-1956) photography over two decades when he created many classic works. The exhibition is organised by The Museum Moscow House of Photography and curated by its Director, Olga Sviblova.
Highlights of the exhibition include the famous advertising poster for publishing house Gosizdat (1924), featuring a photographic portrait of the actress and artists’ muse, Lili Brik shouting out ‘books’ in graphics; an iconic close up of the determined face of a young Russian in Pioneer Girl (1930) and the stylish Girl with a Leica (1934), shot from a diagonal viewpoint.
The exhibition also explores life on the streets of Moscow, sports parades and the Soviet obsession with healthy body culture, and the spectacle of the circus. It includes portraits of his wife and fellow artist, Varvara Stepanova; film director, Alexander Dovzhenko; writer, Sergei Tretiakov; and friend and collaborator, Vladimir Mayakovsky.
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